Reflecting the Past
by Tim Cole & Interactive Places
Uncovering the rich hidden histories of our historic spaces, Interactive Places and Professor of History Tim Cole are opening up conversations in front of the mirror; visitors will be transfixed by the mirrors adorning the walls of our heritage sites.
Using a wide range of media – augmented reality mirrors, directional speakers and material objects, this project will create an immersive visitor experience that re-populates heritage properties by using mirrors with ‘ghostings’ of figures from the past. The visitor is placed into the past very literally through the illusion of figures created by the mirrors and the voices of these previous occupants.
Pioneering the use of a new type of augmented reality mirror in heritage attractions, this project seeks to transform the contemporary experience for visitors, as they see not only their own reflection, but also glimpse the characters who have left their traces and conversations behind.