The Barnard College Archives house a stunning array of images of dancing on campus—in the gymnasium, on the lawn, in the canteen, Minor Latham Playhouse, and of course, the dance studios. Together they tell a story about the importance of dance to the College during defining moments in its history. To honor that legacy, student choreographers will interpret several dance-related images from the Archives to create short site-specific dances, each filmed on the site specific to the image and each 125 seconds in length. Through the use of a free augmented reality app the public will be able to view these dances throughout the year on their personal mobile devices. Guided by an online podcast (produced by the students), users will take a virtual tour to multiple sites throughout campus. At each site, she will be guided to identify specific views through the lens of her mobile device, triggering the image-recognition technology embedded in the app, which automatically makes the dances associated with the site appear in the frame.
Download the "Barnard Augmented" app at the App Store or on Google Play.