GNSI-DC Meeting: Augmented Reality in the Museum
June 18, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

PRESENTATION: When the Skeletons Come to Life: augmented reality in the museum

Augmented Reality technology allows us to see the world with virtual content superimposed upon it. When applied to museum exhibits, it is the promise of bringing objects to life and telling their stories in innovative and engaging ways.

At the Osteology Hall of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History - a Victorian-age relic containing over 300 skeletons of all modern vertebrate groups -a mobile augmented reality experience will enable the interaction with the skeletons, sharing their unique anatomical features, talking about their collectors and the roles they play in the environment.

Learn about this undergoing project and the production of the scientific still and moving imagery that will feature.

Diana Marques
Diana has a background in Biology (University of Lisbon, Portugal) and Scientific Illustration (University of California, Santa Cruz) and works on illustration and animation in a variety of scientific subjects and techniques, for museums, publishers and researchers. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in Digital Media focusing on the use of technology and its visual narrative potential for the future of museums and science communication. She is an Assistant Lecturer at the Drawing Master Program of the Fine Arts Faculty of the University of Lisbon and has been involved with the GNSI since 1998.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

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