Commissioned for a Google building in Cambridge, this project uses Augmented Reality (AR) and Google Street View to add elements of time, motion, and history to eleven specific sites, dating back to 2007. The AR activated images of these sites, which refer to affiliated cultural figures, reveal what T.S. Eliot calls "a perception, not only of the pastness of the past, but of its presence."
In our cultural moment, which scrutinizes how historical structures have created contemporary contexts and inequalities, this project proposes a photographic view that explicitly embraces these often unseen layers, while expanding the visual content and impact of a photographic image.
(Viewers can download the free Artivive app and point their phones at the respective images to activate the AR)