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Concept of an audio-visual media station, sharing multiple research layers based on oral history.
Forts in Wadi Al-Helo and Fili are significant areas of Sharjah (UAE), and are home to a vast collection of tactical, agricultural, and social information and history. The project team (Felix Beck, Nisala S. Saheed, Zlatan Filipovic) worked on finding, organizing, and structuring information regarding the two sites and to develop the concept of two interactive installations integrating the 3D data of the sites.
Project 1: Floating Cross-Sections (link to project)
Project 2: Narrative Coordinates
The concept for the installation Narrative Coordinates tis based on oral history (several stories that were collected throughout the research during several interviews). The installation allows the user to navigate through various tagged areas on a 3D model of a fort. These, when selected trigger an audio playback in either English or Arabic.
Ultimately, this project proves integral as a use-case and an example for developing and stream-lining the process of creating the following steps in the context of Spatial Narration:
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