18 Dec Time Holes
Whenever I walk down the streets of the city, I can’t stop imagining what it was like in past years. Time Holes is a project aiming to reconstruct the past of New York city by spatially archiving old images. Today’s new spatial mediums allow us tagging our information based on spatial context.
The challenge I tried to overcome was finding ways to attach content to specific locations in public spaces. Using Marker based AR (Vuforia) to detect street signs with GPS coordinates allow us to position information relative to the marker. Adding ARKit to keep these positions anchored in space provide us with a new way of making Augmented Reality applications.
The video shows a set of images taken from 5th ave, facing the Washington Square Arch. This monument has seen and heard different people, events and times, we can now have a glimpse of what was there.
The app is using the NYPL api to retrieve images based on the location and requests the users help in tagging them in the right position. The goal is to have enough images positioned across the city to create a 3D representation of timeless New York.
Ar camera app test — your pictures stay where you took them pic.twitter.com/ZiPB10aouL
— zach lieberman (@zachlieberman) August 16, 2017