aria gomarch project full details
Anna De Liddo
Senior Research Fellow
Timeline:01 May 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
Augmented Reality In Activism
Digital activism has presented many opportunities to improve engagement and participation. ARIA is a project sponsored by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) to investigate how location-based augmented reality technology can be used to improve participation, and bridge online and offline activism. In the ARIA project, we built the GoMarch platform, www.gomarch.org, which connects with a GoMarch application. Remote participants in a protest or demonstration, who are not able to be there in person for any number of personal, use the web platform to leave a digital avatar and a message for both other remote participants and those that will be present offline at the event. Using the GoMarch app, the avatars and messages of remote users can be viewed by those who are participating offline at the event, through the camera on their smartphone.
- Beppe Scavo