Augmented Reality (AR)

At the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), we started some early prototypes using augmented reality (AR). The mobile app features the use of AR from the tower using a panoramic and a 3D model of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Bentwood Box containing offerings from residential school survivors was developed.

Some of my proposals included developing AR apps for mobile to profile the history of Winnipeg and to commemorate historical events in support of grade 7-12 curriculum and for self-discovery and guided public tours. Winnipeg has many landmarks within close proximity of the museum that would allow for self-guided and guided tours.

  • The history of the Forks — Indigenous rights (First Nations and Métis), language rights (French)
  • Women’s Suffrage — women’s rights and the Constitution — 100 years, 2016 (Manitoba) and 2019 (Canada). I envisioned a play at The Burton Cummings Theatre (then The Walker Theatre) to reenact the Mock Parliament, 1914
  • Canada 150 — because all federal government institutions are mandated to commemorate Canada Day and Canada’s 150th. This could be tied in to Indigenous rights (First Nations and Métis) — 150 years, 2017
  • The Winnipeg General Strike — labour and workers rights — 100 years, 1919. I recommended piggy backing on the annual guided tours and staging an reenactment of some of the key events

About jhounslow

Soccer enthusiast, cyclist, web developer, e-learning professional, educator, husband to a graduate student, and father of four daughters.
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