Seeding Sullivant Hall

Seeding Sullivant Hall

Body

Summary

Seeding Sullivant involves embedding the environment with physical beacon hardware that localizes access to the content database of historical and significant information about the building.

Project Team Members:

Dr. Mary Anne Beecher, Design
Dr. Matthew Lewis, ACCAD
Prof. Maria Palazzi, ACCAD/Design
Tamar Chute, OSU University Archives
Stacey Dunten, Graduate Research Associate, Design
Zach Winegardner, ACCAD Graduate Research Associate, Design
Bhavya Arora, Computer Science
Ziyu Li, Computer Science

Video Url
Using Today’s Technology to Tell Yesterday’s Stories Through Image, Sound, and Interactive Media

Project Description

This place-based project celebrates the historical and reinvigorated life of Sullivant Hall. As a way of enriching the on-campus living experience of OSU students and addressing the OSU Framework Plan, we work with students to excavate the rich historical information about the building, its namesake and its relationship to university life through archival research, oral history, and the integration of newly generated documentation.

Image
Digital Head in AR environment
Image
digital AR animal models in environment

Seeding Sullivant involves embedding the environment with physical beacon hardware that localizes access to the content database of historical and significant information about the building. People access this information (text, virtual 3D models, animation, recorded oral histories, and video clips) via a custom made app with mobile devices that are triggered at beacon points throughout the building.

Image
Ar floating 2 door cabinet in environment
Image
Digital Animal skeleton in AR environment

This mapping provides virtual experiences that place the user in the context of the building's history in a literal and interactive way. Visiting this building becomes a dynamic interactive experience making innovative use of technology that is in most of our hands every day.

Image
Man using Ipad
Image
Man using Ipad

Funded by

2014-2015 Framework Project Grant, The Ohio State University
2015-2016 Research and Creative Activity Grants, College of Arts and Sciences, OSU
2015-2017 Battelle Engineering, Technology, and Human Affairs Grant

Research Filters:


Share on Social Media