Movers and Shakers is a non-profit founded in 2018 by Glenn Cantave to promote Black histories by employing AR technology. Using AR to embed alternative narratives in the urban environment, the group held AR walking tours in NYC, aiming to expose the public to the alternative histories of established monuments. The group also developed a designated app and educational tool that explore alternative cultural icons and heritage.
This app demonstrates the AR category of Repressed Past.
In this category, digital content is used to enliven and geo-locate actual, repressed narratives. The goal here is to include new narratives as a valid form of heritage and thus to imagine another, virtual but possible, future.Read more:
Ginsburg, Eric. "Augmented Reality Is Helping Undo the Euro-Centric Version of U.S. History." Teen Vogue, Dec. 23, 2019.
Movers and Shakers. 2020. https://www.moversandshakersnyc.com/introduction