Students from Louisiana State University have been hard at work developing an augmented reality app for a public art project called TIME MACHINE that will give users a glimpse into the future of the city. The students, along with New Orleans filmmaker Tricia Towey, have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help the project take off.
A total of $960 of the $20,000 goal has been raised by 28 people over the past 28 days. Make a donation to TIME MACHINE here.
TIME MACHINE will be part of LUNA Fête, an annual festival of lights that takes place every December. The festival blends New Orleans’ historic architecture with contemporary light and video mapping technology. LUNA Fête is happening December 6-9 in Lafayette Square.
Funds raised through the campaign will be used to buy software and develop the app, print the banners that will be placed through the festival, buy costumes for the tour guides, and bring the students to New Orleans for the festival.
The mobile app will be a tour through New Orleans’ timeline, which will be activated by logos printed around the festival and help from virtual tour guides.