Jennifer Elliott. University of Cincinnati, USA.
In this first phase, the concept uses a set of digitized daguerreotype plates taken of the Cincinnati Riverfront in 1848. At a time when most photographs were confined to portraits, this innovative work attracted worldwide attention and survives as the oldest comprehensive photograph of an American city
(1848.cincinnatilibrary.org/). With the use of the iPad, users will be able to experience the panorama in the context of the modern-day riverfront setting (phaseI). Connecting with the mobile device accelerometer (phase II) will allow the position of the image to move with the user, and as they turn, they are able to see
the panoramic image of the riverfront. This image of the modern-day waterfront would be over-laid with the images from 1848 panorama, allowing users to see the immediate difference between the current scape and that from years passed. Additionally, in the full version of this application, users will be able to zoom into
the photos and interact with embedded historical content across different points on
the screen. These features area demonstrated in the prototype build.
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