AR Girls Present Results of Their Work on Interactive Digital Stories
October 30, 2018
Ten teen girls recently presented a showcase of their work designing Augmented Reality (AR) Experiences to a standing-room-only crowd of 30 people in the Fallout Shelter at Waterfall Arts.
The AR Girls project is a collaborative effort among the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Oregon State University Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning, University of Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, and Waterfall Arts.
Augmented Reality is a cutting edge technology in which users engage with hybrid media content, delivered through a computer or mobile device that has been programmed to coordinate and/or overlay over images from the real world, like Pokemon Go.
The AR Girls began working on their interactive digital stories in August during a two-week Summer Intensive where they learned to work in teams with science professionals to design games and create all the graphic and media content to program interactive stories.