Mapping History of CCreative Place: An Augmented Glimpse into Connecticut College History, Tradition, and Transformation

By: Colin Forsyth '15

Advising Faculty: Andrea Wollensak

"Mapping History of CCreative Place" is an augmented reality experience map of Connecticut College. Colin worked with a new image recognition mobile application, that allowed the designer to create an augmented world. Colin’s tour featured visual and audio media related to specific locations on campus: the Barn, Cro, Palmer and Cummings; all selected to represent creative places on campus that were personally meaningful to him. Colin’s augmented reality program recognized a trigger image at each site and overlaid rich media on top of them: 3D models (created by Colin in MAYA), archival materials such as blue prints, videos and still images.

This honors thesis may be viewed in its entirety at Digital Commons @ Connecticut College.

Colin is an Art major, Computer Science minor, and a scholar in the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. He completed a ConnSSHARP (Connecticut College Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts Research Program) funded internship as a research assistant to Prof. Andrea Wollensak on digital fabrication studio work.

Colin also interned at NYC New Frontiers in Learning as a graphic and web developer.

Related Fields: Art, Ammerman Center