Feral City: AR and Significant Otherness

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  • Feral City: AR and Significant Otherness

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  • Feral City is a mobile media augmented reality walking tour, which invites participants to explore a constellation of situated events mixing the physical and the virtual. Narratives of city ecology emerge regarding human interchange with urban animals – coyotes, rats, pigeons, raccoons, foxes, beavers. The tour includes sound narratives, sound landscapes, virtual graphics, and virtual 3D interactive sculptures, a number of which are large, semi-transparent spaces that the participant can enter and investigate. The piece employs Palimpsest, a unique augmented reality browser for mobile devices developed by Phoenix Toews. The Feral City team is Meredith Drum, Rachel Stevens and Phoenix Toews.

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