Sunday, January 29, 2012

Azadi SquARed: Tehran

Azadi SquARed is an augmented memorial to Neda Agha-Soltan, who was gunned down in the streets of Tehran during the 2009 Iranian election protests.

Built for smart phone mobile devices, this project allows visitors to Azadi Square to see the augmented reality memorial flag flapping in the wind above the Azadi Square monument. The public can simply download and launch the project and aim their device’s cameras at the monument. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose the memorial at the precise GPS coordinates atop the monument. Neda's death was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast to millions over the Internet. Her image remains a symbol of resistance.

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