Voices of Mariel

Voices of Mariel

Description:
We propose using Magic Leap to create an AR experience that will allow visitors to interact with exhibitions through visual and auditory experiences. We seek to use curated/recorded voices from individuals who experienced Mariel to animate a series of objects within the concurrent exhibits. In addition, we will leverage the device’s capabilities by recording visitors' own oral histories through prompts that are reactions to the exhibits and the material culture they encounter. These oral histories or “voices” will then be made available for other users to hear, creating a shared universe of voices of sound. This crowdsourced content will be stored on the AR cloud so that it is persistent and available. The immersive and interactive nature of the project expands the boundaries of the library and museum, connecting people and objects across time and space.

Teams:
Elizabeth Cerejido: Provided academic knowledge
Jill Deupi: Provided a curatorial lens to the project
Mark Osterman: Digital engagement, user experience, assessment and evaluation
Charles Eckman: Contributed to information policy related to any open access initiatives
Vanessa Rodriguez: Provides technical guidance for the development of the app and testing equipment
Anthony Lou: Conducted computer coding