TimeWarp @Fort York


Publication/Creation Date
2015
Creators/Contributors
Awe Company Ltd. (creator)
Srinivas Krishna (creator)
Fort York National Historic Site (contributor)
Media Type
YouTube Clip
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
This AR\VR project employs mobile phones to create an immersive visitor experience at the Fort York site in downtown Toronto. Using the app, visitors can see 3D graphics of the old site and re-imagine the site and its history. The app also includes digital re-enactments of actual historical scenes, aiming to engage and inform visitors about major historical events that took place at Fort York. 

This app demonstrates the AR category of Revival of Past. In this category, virtual contents is used to reactivate or enliven past events. This is not a documentation of events, but rather a digital reconstruction of the past, intended to make us ponder how the present is different from the past.

Read more:
Mudhar, Raju. "Fort York’s History to Get a Virtual Reality Retelling." The Toronto Star, Oct. 9, 2015.

Bhattacharyya, Anirudh. "Toronto’s Fort York National Site to Get a Virtual Reality Retelling." Hindustan Times, Jan. 3, 2016. 
HCI Platform
Carryables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Hand, Eye
Marketing Keywords
TimeWarp VR, Awe Company
Source
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMz2Qu4dvc8

Date archived
October 5 2020
Last edited
October 13 2020
How to cite this entry
Awe Company Ltd., Srinivas Krishna. (2015). "TimeWarp @Fort York". Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/4891