STRATA

Strata Promo

Creator

Katie Kehoe, Sanjay Papinazath, Gregory Richardson, Brule Seignoret

Related Programs

TELUS Interactive Art and Entertainment Program

Year

2007

Genre

Interactive Mobile

Synopsis

Unearth and assemble the fragments of history embedded in our country's landscape.STRATA is a mobile-based, GPS enabled, interactive mediascape featuring Canada's National Historic Sites. Over the last thousand years, Canada's landscape has developed from wilderness to townships and urban sprawl. Using a GPS enabled phone, people visiting the Historic Sites featured in Strata are guided through a series of locations, called “waypoints”. When they arrive at a waypoint, a segment of story depicting the early development of the site plays on their phone.Strata was created by A.R.E. Mobile, a collaborative new media company formed by residents of the CFC Media Lab's Telus Interactive Art and Entertainment Program. Future applications may be used by museums, tourism offices and cultural attractions.