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Title:A Digital Rescue for a Graduation Ritual
Author(s):McGrath, Robert E.
Subject(s):Augmented Reality
Public Art
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Geographic Coverage:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Abstract:High quality digital reproductions of cultural artifacts are potentially valuable documentation for rare artifacts, supplementing other documentation. Three dimensional reproductions can also be used to create vivid digital experiences for telling stories about cultural heritage. Scholars and story tellers are still learning how best to use these technologies. This paper reviews a large-scale Augmented Reality (AR) installation created in 2013. The installation presented a high-resolution laser scanned representation of a larger than life sculpture at full size and in its original outdoor setting. More importantly, the AR application played an integral part in an important community celebration. The project was well received, and was successful not because it achieved millions of downloads, but because it had a very good reason to exist, and everyone understood and appreciated exactly why it was there.
Issue Date:2019-08
Rights Information:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-11-04

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