Be here stories

Be here stories

Publication/Creation Date
Audio.AR (creator)
MuseWeb Foundation (creator)
Media Type
Graphical Image
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
"Be Here Stories is a collaboration between the Museums on Main Street group at the Smithsonian and the MuseWeb Foundation. The project is designed to collect stories from rural America and share them not only when on-site, but also more broadly. Though this project has several components, at its core is the ability for participants to create geo-tagged stories that are subsequently available for consumption in their relevant locations." (Source: 

This app demonstrates the AR category of Historical Annotation. In this category, mainstream narratives and histories reflecting actual events of the past are activated and validated through superimposing digitized archival materials onto physical space. 

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To listen to the archive of stories on the web interface: 

Burgund, Halsey (Audio.AR). "Be Here Stories." (2019).
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Marketing Keywords
Be Here Stories
Screenshot from app (Personal image)

Date archived
September 21 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Audio.AR, MuseWeb Foundation. (2019). "Be here stories". Fabric of Digital Life.