TimeTraveler: The Augmented Berlin Wall

Publication/Creation Date
TimeTraveler (creator)
Layar AR (contributor)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
TimeTraveler is an app that uses augmented reality to create a virtual window into the living history of the Berlin Wall. Through the app, users can launch and discover archival content, such as videos or images, while walking through the streets of Berlin. The app's content is site-specific and reflects the history of the actual location.

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: 
Donovan, Jay. "Timetraveler App Allows You to See the Berlin Wall Story in Augmented Reality."  Tech Crunch, Sept. 22, 2014.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Hand, Ear
Marketing Keywords
TimeTraveler, Layar AR

Date archived
October 15 2020
Last edited
December 8 2020
How to cite this entry
TimeTraveler. (2014). "TimeTraveler: The Augmented Berlin Wall ". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/Detail/objects/4945