Intersections: Using AR/VR Technology to Expand Archaeological Public Outreach and Increase Engagement
This is a paper/report submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
This project focuses on using augmented and virtual reality to expand public interaction and outreach through a mix of digital technologies (smart phones and the Hololens) and analog outreach (postcards and journals). AECOM has engaged in extensive public outreach for the I-95 Girard Avenue Interchange Improvement Project through a variety of avenues. Two of the most distributed of these are the monthly artifact postcards and River Chronicles, a yearly journal detailing discoveries and items of interest. We suggest an expansion of these analog outreaches through the use of AR/VR technology to give the public more agency in accessing and investigating artifacts. We propose a methodology for the use of AR/VR technology to enable this access—demonstrating possible methods of use and engagement, detailing gains in user interaction and activity, and possible avenues of growth and expansion.
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Intersections: Using AR/VR Technology to Expand Archaeological Public Outreach and Increase Engagement. Chester Cunanan, Brett Harte. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457295)
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