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Mobile AR Immersive Experience with CEDaR

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Intentionally or not, many digital products put our minds in “map mode.” They drive us to conceive the world as scattered points of interest with the obstacle of dead space between them to be navigated through. The maps we use also reflect centuries of potentially problematic cultural hegemony.

Embedded in maps are the legacies of centuries worth of political, environmental, and land-use decision-making. Moreover, maps normalize this way of seeing the world. And they make it seem like the geography we currently share was inevitable—and is good.

Our challenge is to conceive a new interface for AR functionality that encourages users to relate to land, space, and the environment in a new way without maps. 

Whale of a Time team
Dec 2023 (Cohort 17)