Secret Coast – Augmented Reality Volumetric Storytelling on the Beach
Feb 2018 22

We worked on an R&D prototype concept with a number of partners, supported through the Creative XR content innovation programme from the Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, about an augmented reality experience with coastal communities around the UK.

Britain’s coastline: 11,072 miles of cliffs, beaches, rocky coves, seaside promenades, and towns and villages; it’s a long, winding path with a vibrant history, capturing our powerful social and cultural connection with the sea. The coast of Britain is part of who we are, and very much a place of national contemplation, reflection and emotion.

Coastal communities are saturated with evocative folklore. With stories of tunnel networks, sea caves, piracy, wrecking, slavery, smuggling and mythological creatures and characters. It’s a liminal space not fully explored.

Using augmented reality’s capabilities at revealing new story worlds, unearthing hidden secrets and bringing invisible culture to life to enable us to re-encounter the landscape through a new kind of reality. Melding together fact and fiction, time and space, past and present the story takes you back to 1790 where the past needs your help to save the future of sealife.

Augmented Reality Whale – Secret Coast Demo ARKit ARCore from Peter Woodbridge on Vimeo.

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