Chicago00: The St. Valentine's Day Massacre VR experience, also available as an app for iPhone and Android, won a 2018 Muse Award for excellence from the American Alliance of Museums.
Photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archive are brought to the site of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre through virtual reality. The photos collected here, some well-known, some rare, tell this familiar Chicago story in a new and compelling way.
Featuring selections from the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Tribune Archive, John Binder Collection, and Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the narrated immersive, interactive experience puts the user in the shoes of the photographers who captured this infamous moment in Chicago history. The app version offers the ability to zoom-in to examine individual photos and learn more with extensive text captions.
The Chicago 00 Project is nominated for the 2018 Chicago Innovation Awards.
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Chicago00: The 1968 DNC Protests is a 15 minute virtual reality experience of Grant Park on August 28th, 1968 when protestors and police violently clashed. Now, 50 years later, audiences can see historical film and photos taken that day superimposed on new 3D 360-photos of the site, with narration by Dr. David Farber, author of "Chicago '68."
Presented by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes and the Chicago History Museum
360 images from our new episode: a 3D virtual reality tour at the site of the 1968 Democratic National Convention protests in Chicago. www.Chicago00.org
'Spaces' was created for display on the Media Stream 150— the largest screen in Chicago spanning 3,000+ square feet located in the lobby of the 150 North Riverside tower. This 33 megapixel, 150 by 22 foot video, 25 minutes long, is here presented as a 2 minute timelapse of the screen on site. The video stitches together thousands of historical photographs from the Chicago History Museum's archive of Henrich Blessing photographs of interior and exterior architecture from 1925 to 1975.
Part of the CHICAGO 00 PROJECT: www.Chicago00.org
We will follow this path, from the west entrance of the fair (today, the site of Jackson Park and the University of Chicago), along the Midway promenade, and up onto the Ferris Wheel, while a narrator contextualizes the then-and-now of this third star on the Chicago flag.
Released on the 50th anniversary of the events, this episode reveals the history of Chicago's Grant Park on August 28th, 1968, when protestors violently clashed with police during the final night of the Democratic National Convention.
The 15 minute 3D VR tour with narration has to be viewed on Youtube or on Facebook 360. On iPhone use the YouTube app; on desktop the Chrome browser. 360 stills can be explored in Google Street View.
A unique tour of the fleeting and sensational city within a city that attracted nearly 50 million visitors to the shores of Lake Michigan in the midst of the Great Depression, the VR tour can be viewed in Youtube or with the free app which includes a gallery of more than 60 captioned photographs. 360 stills can be previewed in Google Streetview.
The award winning VR experience, Chicago
Featuring selections from the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Tribune Archive, John Binder Collection, and Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, the narrated immersive, interactive experiences work with or without a virtual reality viewer, and put the user in the shoes of the photographers who captured this infamous moment in Chicago history. The app offers the ability to zoom-in to examine individual photos and learn more with extensive text captions.
On July 24, 1915, the passenger ship SS Eastland capsized in the Chicago River between Clark and LaSalle streets: the single largest loss of life in Chicago history. Chicago
The app, a free download for iPhone and Android, provides an AR tour specifically designed to be used along Chicago’s riverwalk, and a VR Gallery of images that can be viewed anywhere. Together they reveal the story of the disaster in a new and visceral way.
Created for display on the Media Stream 150— the largest screen in Chicago, spanning 3,000+ square feet in the lobby of the 150 North Riverside Tower— Chicago
Five decades of Chicago architectural history are pulled apart and then stitched back together into ever-morphing composites of the city’s remarkable architectural legacy, forming a 20 minute UUHD video installation.
CHICAGO ØØ came about through the meeting of two Chicagoans at a museum technologies conference in Korea. In 2013, John Russick, the Vice President for Interpretation and Education at the Chicago History Museum, and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes, filmmaker and Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, began an ongoing conversation about the promise of augmented and virtual reality for museums and archives. This conversation led to collaboration in a series of prototypes and demonstrations of app-based augmented reality history experiences, that have become an ongoing series of published projects available for free to the community.
The project is named after the corner of State and Madison Streets where the city’s street numbering begins, the site where the first Chicago
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Conceived by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes and John Russick
Designed by Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
Major Funding The National Endowment for the Humanities The National Endowment for the Arts The Princess Grace Foundation USA
Additional Support The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Historical Photographs Chicago History Museum
Music "Shuffle Your Feet," Don Redman Orchestra with Harlan Lattimore Brunswick Race Records, 1933.
Script Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
Aerial Photography AeroVista Innovations
Panoramic Photography & Compositing Geoffrey Alan Rhodes Te Bao
Archival Image Research Trevor Cunnien
Special Thanks to: Angela Hoover Joseph Campbell Julius Jones
Historical Photographs & Documents Chicago History Museum Chicago Tribune Archive Photo/TNS The John Binder Collection Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office
Music "Pharoah's army got drowned," (unknown performer) Edison Diamond Disc, recorded July 9, 1924.
"Prelude in C sharp minor op. 3" Sergei Rachmaninoff Edison Diamond Disc, recorded March 12, 1920.
Text Trevor Cunnien Geoffrey Alan Rhodes John Russick Rosemary Adams
Panoramic Photography Geoffrey Alan Rhodes Xiaoting Che
Special Thanks to: Angela Hoover Joseph Campbell John Binder
Graphic Design Tifa Ting Zhou
UI/UX Design Tifa Ting Zhou Xiaoting Che
Text Rosemary Adams David Hale Geoffrey Alan Rhodes John Russick
Panoramic Photography Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
Computer Science Research
Marco Cavallo and the Creative Coding Research Group,
University of Illinois-Chicago
Historical Photographs Chicago History Museum
AR Framework Kudan
Special Thanks to: Randy Adamsick Joseph Campbell Angus Forbes Angela Hoover Paulina Ramirez Magdalena Wistuba Rodrigo Zuloaga
Project Interns: Trevor Cunnien Yi Luan Ayesha Wadhawan Lucy Wang David Hale