Come join us on a Space-Time Adventure Tours, a project to explore the histories of famous places. This location-specific mobile app will transform a user’s phone into an official Space-Time Adventure Tours “Walkie-Talkie Time Machine™.” The experience features curated archival media and AR-enhanced interactive elements to make a fun and comedic adventure, that is also a short history lesson in disguise. The inaugural Space-Time Adventure Tour will lead tour goers through the Seattle Center as it was back in 1962 when Seattle hosted the Century 21 Exposition, otherwise known as the 1962 World’s Fair––the first World’s Fair of the Space Age.
It’s no coincidence that this particular place and time was chosen to coincide with the upcoming 60th anniversary of Seattle’s spectacular global event. The free to download app, uses GPS and aspects of Niantic Lightship (Pokemon Go) to guide players through a predetermined tour route that will take between 20 and 30 minutes to experience. Fair Worlds hopes that it will hit the iOS and Android app stores in early Summer.
Accessibility also plays an important role in this project, and Fair Worlds is proud to partner with Andy Slater, a Chicago-based media artist, sound designer, teaching artist, and disability advocate to ensure that the experience is just as compelling and immersive for sighted users as non-sighted users. Andy is composing original music and immersive soundscapes as well as leading our accessibility efforts. Fair Worlds has already begun development to take advantage of emerging location-awareness and AR technologies that will push the boundaries of immersive, location-based experiences even further.
We’re thrilled to explore what the future has to offer the past. We look forward to seeing you in 1962, Time Cadets, and sharing updates on our future adventures.