Finding August is an AR-enhanced book. The books studies habits of information searching in the digital age, and it is accompanied by a mobile AR app by the same name. The app is developed to demonstrate and reflect on the process of searching, navigating, interpreting, and finding information in the digital age. Both the book and the app are suggesting alternative strategies for searching and finding in order to enable new ways of experiencing both the actual and digital domain and to increase access to information.
This app demonstrates the AR category of Opening Space.
In this category, digital content is integrated with actual environments to democratize locations from familiar (and limiting) meanings. Using AR in this way, places are becoming generally open to being inscribed with new perspectives and interpretations. Read more:
Cooley, Heidi Rae. Finding Augusta: Habits of Mobility and Governance in the Digital Era. Dartmouth College Press, 2014.
Cooley, Heidi Rea. "Habit-Change in the Mobile Present." Flow: University of Texas (2014).