Finding the Ghosts of K Road

New post about a forthcoming Augmented Reality project in Auckland. See ADA as well for more.

Tracey M Benson

Proposal for MESH Cities, Auckland: Guided tour and presentation
An Augmented Reality Project by Tracey Benson

Finding the Ghosts of K Road combines a guided walk around a famous street in the city of Auckland with the use of augmented reality. This work has been created to explore the site of Auckland as a potential tourist, seeking to build knowledge of the place from afar – past journeys and memories, present events, spaces, places and histories.

Map of K Road Map of K Road

The work is a guided walk around a central area of Auckland, along a section of K Road, a well-known road for its historic buildings and controversial past as a red light district.

By attending the walk, participants can discover some ghostly relics of buildings along a section of K Road. This is achieved by downloading and using an app for Internet enabled hand-held devices – smart phones and tablets. The…

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Tracey M Benson is a lover of travel, having a diverse background as an artist, writer and researcher. Working with online environments since 1994, Tracey's experience includes providing digital media, web and social media solutions to government, non-profit, private industry and tertiary sectors. Her focus is on sustainability behaviour change and the use of communications and emerging technologies to empower community and build culture.

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