Ghosts of the Horseshoe

Publication/Creation Date
Heidi Rae Cooley (creator)
Duncan Buell (creator)
Richard Walker (contributor)
The University Of South Carolina (contributor)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
"Ghosts of the Horseshoe is a mobile augmented reality application that endeavors to make visible the largely unacknowledged history of slavery that is responsible for the physical site of USC's historic Horseshoe, or what was South Carolina College." (Source: Centre for Digital Humanities, University of South Caroline

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:
Cooley, Heidi Rea and Duncan A. Bull. "Ghosts from the Horseshoe, a Mobile Application: Fostering a New Habit of Thinking About the History of Universitiy of South Carolina's Historic Horseshoe ". In Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics, edited by Samantha K. Hastings, 193-213: Laham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2014. 

Cooley, Heidi Rea, et. al. "Ghosts of the Horseshoe." (2012)
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
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Marketing Keywords
Ghosts Of The Horseshoe

Date archived
August 11 2020
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Heidi Rae Cooley, Duncan Buell . (2012). "Ghosts of the Horseshoe". Fabric of Digital Life.