Background: Stephen Black is an artist/producer/writer now working on a GeoPose-based AR exhibition about Irish Soda Bread for the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans. GeoPose technical support is being provided by XR Masters and Augmented.City Additional support provided by Flamingo Filters and Novaby. Motion capture by Mad Marker. Culinary Consultant: Chef Susanna Johnson-Sharp Historical research by Stephen Black at the Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Library, in Boston. Additional Irish soda bread info by Breads on Oak.
This post shares lessons learned from a three day testing period, August 17-20, 2021. On a technical note, this was one of the first times that the browsers of Augmented.City and XR masters were used interchangeably.
Please note that the images have not been color corrected, nor manipulated in any way. They are screenshots taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max. As for the design elements and the video content, these are rough tests for spacing and technical issues, and are in no way finalized. The exceptions to this are the great works created by Hybrid, a Hong Kong/Ireland design company. Hybrid created the Maith logo as well as the branding for Soda Bread in Time and Space.
Maith is the name of the AR gallery and the contents within it. Maith is located within the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans. The Museum has a small museum, a courtyard and the St. Patrick's Coffeehouse. When completed, the Soda Bread in Time and Space AR exhibition will be in all of these spaces. The free Maith app needed to view the exhibition will also include a guided tour of the exhibition, and more.
The testing, content production and design work will continue, and by the 2022 Saint Patrick's Day, the exhibition will be finalized. Sponsorship would greatly benefit Maith and the sponsor. For several reasons, this historic exhibition could be as impactful as the 19 Crimes AR campaign.
One of two Forbes articles about 19 Crimes + AR can be found here.
Another post about making this exhibition can be found here.