Ubiquitous Pompei: the future of the city, created by high school students

The future of the city in Pompei, as created by high school students.

the icon of Ubiquitous Pompei mobile app

the icon of Ubiquitous Pompei mobile app

You are invited to come at the event in which we will present the outcomes of our project in Pompei during which we invited high school students to create the digital future of their city.

Click here to access the event details on Facebook

Event Program:

December 13th, 2011, 12:00, in Piazza Bartolo Longo n 36, Pompei
Preview of the system and “Augmented Reality Promenade”, to discover the digital city
**Media and Press**

December 14th, 2011, 10:00 – Conference Hall at the building of the Administration of the City of Pompei
Presentation of the results of the series of events “McLuhan meets Pompei”: presentation of the project outcomes and ceremony in which participating students will be awarded their certificate of participation to the project.
**Open Event**

ABOUT THE PROJECT

“UBIQUITOUS POMPEI” is the result of the workshop “the Electronic Man. Ubquitous Writing and Identities”, an experimental laboratory focusing on ubiquitous publishing technologies and methodologies created by FakePress Publishing and Art is Open Source for the project “McLuhan meets Pompei”.

The laboratory took place on November 11th and 12th 2011, engaging 120 students in their 3rd, 4th and 5th year of high school and coming from two schools: the Liceo Socio-Psico Pedagogico E. Pascal and the Istituto Bartolo Longo.

One of the services in action on Ubiquitous Pompei

One of the services in action on Ubiquitous Pompei

Two days of intensive workshop on ubiquitous publishing: the possibility to transform bodies, architectures, objects and entire cities into novel spaces for publication.

The concepts at the base of the Electronic Man have been used to introduce this complex subject to students using the language of arts and performance, to be able to build together with students accessible cross-media content using Augmented Reality and QRCodes.

To achieve this, we used two open source, free platforms (MACME and NeoReality) produced by FakePress Publishing.

the web interface of Ubiquitous Pompei, with all the prototype content on the map

the web interface of Ubiquitous Pompei, with all the prototype content on the map

Workshops ended by inviting the students to imagine their own version of the “augmented city”.

The last phase of the project took place over the network: an intense discussion and collaboration process using email and Facebook allowed students to define their project ideas and to design 4 complete ideas working on the concept of augmented cartography, geo-localized social networks and ubiquitous narratives. (the ideas are presented on the project website)

Art is Open Source and FakePress Publishing set-up the technological platforms needed to activate students’ ideas, and transform them into a working prototype of their vision of what Augmented Pompei could be.

Ubiquitous Pompei originates from this process: the platform hosts all 4 designs and the project documentation, including the materials used during the workshops and the software tools used in the process.

Students and teachers have a direct access to the platform, allowing them to autonomously continue the experiments in the evolution of the current ideas or in the creation of new scenarios.

One of the projects in Ubiquitous Pompei, an augmented reality translation of the ancient roman graffiti

One of the projects in Ubiquitous Pompei, an augmented reality translation of the ancient roman graffiti

SPECIAL THANKS go to

all participating students: Antonella Abagnale, Daniela Alfano, Valentina Alvino, Consiglia Ammaturo, Sofia Ardizio, Gennaro Avitabile, Belmattino Francesca, Imma Lusy Carotenuto, Angela Chierchia, Maria D’Amaro, Gaetano D’Amora, Valentina D’Aquino, Teresa Di Dato, Di Nola Fabiano, Anna Di Palma, Maria Grazia Di Rosa, Paola Ferrara, Rosa Formisano, Maria Luigia Gargiulo,Rosalba Anna Gabbiano, Maria Galotto, Maria Pia Gazzetta, Elena Giordano, Melania Giordano, Raffaella Langella, Maria Loganini, Patrizia Marrano, Adriana Martino, Alessandra Martino, Annapaola Savarese, Caterina Napoli, Concetta Panariello, Carolina Piacente, Cristina Troise, Roberta Valerio, Giuseppe Vispini, Maria Teresa Vorraro, Pasqualina Zinno;
i professori Mario Bobba e Alfonso Carotenuto;

the schools: Liceo Socio-pedagogico E. Pascal and Istituto Bartolo Longo di Pompei;

Maria Pia Rossignaud, Ass. ONLUS Amici di MediaDuemila, MediaDuemila Magazine and Osservatorio TuttiMedia;

Antonio Irlando;

vice-mayor Claudio Alfano and mayor Claudio D’Alessio (Pompei) ;

Ruben Santillan;

Gaia De Nicola;

the City of Pompei and all its citizens

CREDITS

[1] “UBIQUITOUS POMPEI” is a project designed and produced by :
FakePress Publishing e AOS – Art is Open Source
Concept e Development:
Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico
Technologies:
MACME & Neoreality by FakePress Publishing

[2] “McLuhan meets Pompei” is an initiative promoted by:
Ass. ONLUS Amici di MediaDuemila
with the support and collaboration of:
Assessorato alla Comunicazione e Innovazione tecnologica del Comune di Pompei, MediaDuemila,Osservatorio TuttiMedia

Curated by:
Maria Pia Rossignaud

[3]“The Electronic Man. Ubiquitous Writing and Identities” is a workshop created by:
FakePress Publishing e AOS – Art is Open Source
Promoted by:
Ass. ONLUS Amici di MediaDuemila
with the support and collaboration of:Assessorato alla Comunicazione e Innovazione tecnologica del Comune di Pompei

Concept and Development:
Salvatore Iaconesi e Oriana Persico
Technologies:
MACME & Neoreality by FakePress Publishing

WEB SITES:

http://www.fakepress.it/
http://www.artisopensource.net/
http://www.amicidimediaduemila.it/
http://www.mediaduemila.it/

Info & Contact: oriana@fakepress.net

Project Site: http://artisopensource.net/pompeiAR/

 

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