AUGMENTED REALITY - AN EXPLORATION

When we started our research back in 2014, we didn't think for one minute that there would be so much interest in the subject of Augmented Reality (AR) for tourism, regeneration, communities or education. Starting with some research into the early adopters of the technology, Tartan Jigsaw has been flying the flag for Scotland's creative use of AR technology alongside a small dedicated band of key digital influencers across the country .  

Our Time Travel Scotland project is currently underway and involves taking the traditional seaside community of Girvan on a journey of discovery called #FutureUnwritten. Over the last year, different opportunities have been created for members of the community to explore a variety of interpretive techniques, experience AR for themselves, create interesting content and feed into wider thinking around the application of this technology for places. 

As well as organising learning journeys, community engagement events, exhibitions and training sessions, we have captured Girvan's digital journey on film with Prancing Jack Productions. In the coming months we look forward to helping Girvan to take its first steps into creating a new AR experience in the town.

Check out our latest videos about the project and keep in touch via our facebook for more info! https://www.facebook.com/pg/tartanjigsaw/videos/