The Speaking Celt

Publication/Creation Date
Museum Of Celtic Heritage (creator)
Schneeweis.Technology (creator)
Wikitude (contributor)
Florian Knopp (creator)
Media Type
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
The Speaking Celt is designed to animate and provide explanations about the displayed object at the Museum of Celtic Heritage in Salzburg, Austria. The Celt figure appears once the app scans the designated markers located in the gallery halls, and provides passionate stories about the function and history of the objects. The goal of the project is to bring history back to life and to establish connections between the displays. 

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. 

Read more:
"The Speaking Celt." Heritage in Motion, 2017.

Breuss-Schneeweis, Philipp. "The speaking celt" augmented reality avatars guide through a museum--case study." In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct, pp. 1484-1491. 2016.
HCI Platform
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Marketing Keywords
The Speaking Celt

Date archived
October 15 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Museum of Celtic Heritage, Schneeweis.Technology, Florian Knopp. (2016). "The Speaking Celt". Fabric of Digital Life.