Video of Sacred Land Project Augmented reality, a technology for mobile devices that superimposes images and audio over the user’s surroundings, is one of the hottest new developments in mobile media. Developers are scrambling to design new augmented reality applications, using this amazingly immersive, interactive tool for entertainment, education, social media...you name it!
But can this hyper-modern, cutting-edge augmented reality technology also help save ancient indigenous sacred sites, and inspire reverence for the natural world? We sure think so.
In partnership with Devils Tower National Monument, Paige Saez and Anselm Hook of Maker-Lab, our non-profit media company, Sacred Land Film Project(SLFP), is developing an interactive multimedia tour for mobile devices and web-based applications called Finding Sacred Ground, a global transmedia experience that will use locative GPS technology and augmented reality to raise awareness of native peoples and their traditional lands by revealing the hidden history of a place and its indigenous caretakers. Narrated by native elders and storytellers, this transmedia project will leverage story, multimedia, song and augmented reality in unique combination to transform the user’s perspective of the land and his or her vital role in protecting it.
Stage one of our project is to create a pilot audio Finding Sacred Ground app for iPhone. We have a plan for the app, we have the media content...we just need $4,500 to pay for a mobile phone application developer to tie it all together for us.