AR in Public Spaces and Museums

AR DinosaurAugmented Reality is an obvious choice when it comes to enhancing the enjoyment of public spaces and attractions. Aside from enriching a unique experience, AR is a natural fit for large displays and installations where the public may not be able to get up close, but still wants to get personal.

We recently explored the possibilities for AR in public spaces at the Interactive Ontario INTERACT event, which featured projects from INDE and Digital Howard.

This new technology packs a huge entertainment punch, perfect for promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. See below for two projects that do a great job on both counts, including some dramatic visual examples of what AR can do and could be going.

Nigel Newton, Director of INDE Canada shows some of the AR displays done for ecological institutions and zoos; offering an interesting alternative to keeping captive animals in favour of some mind-blowing digital experiences.


Jarrett Sherman, President at Digital Howard, also shares their new project: Terracosm. In partnership with several premiere science centres, the game’s objective is to encourage exploration of STEM subjects; both while interacting with the centre environment and afterwards at home.


We look forward to seeing more innovative tech from the INTERACT series! For for information on upcoming Interactive Ontario events click here.

About INDE:
INDE develops award-winning interactive and immersive products and experiences in entertainment, education and advertising. We develop using emerging technologies – augmented reality, motion capture and computer vision – to create next-generation platforms that change the way people interact with digital content.

About Digital Howard‘s Terracosm:
Blending the physical and digital worlds, Terracosm features 2 separate game modes where you can play on your own at home or go to your local Science Center where you can join the Terracosm team. Play Terracosm at any of the participating Science Centers.


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  • On September 22, 2016

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