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Chicago00:  The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

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CHICAGO 00 | The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2017)

This 360° virtual reality YouTube video offers a first look at our new upcoming app: the second installment of the The Chicago 00 project, telling the story of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Images of the site of the massacre can also be viewed as high-resolution, 360° panoramas in Google Street View . These 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.

This episode of Chicago 00 brings photographs and documents from the archive to the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre at 2122 N Clark St., featuring selections from the collections of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Tribune Archive Photo/TNS, the John Binder Collection, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. The photos collected here, some well-known, some rare, tell this familiar Chicago story in a new and compelling way.

The Chicago 00 Project is a partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes to produce and publish a series of site-specific, multimedia experiences that showcase the Museum's film, photo, and sound archive. The first installment of the project offered an augmented reality tour along the Chicago Riverwalk where the SS Eastland capsized in 1915. Chicago 00 speaks to the current fascination with the virtual and the real, and offers an innovative opportunity to make history as accessible as the public places in which the experience is based.


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  The Eastland Disaster


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CHICAGO 00 | The Eastland Disaster (2016)

The Chicago 00 Project is a partnership between the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes to produce and publish a series of site-specific, multimedia experiences that showcase the Museum's film, photo, and sound archive. This episode features over 70 captioned historical photographs and newsreel films showing the disaster and ensuing relief efforts on the river where the Eastland capsized in 1915.

"Chicago 00 The Eastland Disaster" is an Augmented Reality experience that takes place along the Chicago riverwalk between Clark and LaSalle Streets: the site of one of the largest nautical disasters in U.S. history, the capsizing of the SS Eastland in 1915. The app 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.

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THE CHICAGO ØØ PROJECT

'Chicago 00' refers to the corner of State and Madison where the city’s street numbering begins; this was the site of our first AR experience prototypes: users discovered in downtown locations images from the last century while standing in the exact location as photographers long ago. In 2015, our first prototype--an AR experience around the corner of State and Madison--was demoed as a live AR tour. With production grant funding from the Princess Grace Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the first 'episode' of the Chicago 00 project, an immersive AR experience on the site of the Eastland Disaster, was published to the Apple and Android app stores October 2016. Further episodes are in development: explorations of the history of the Chicago River, the modern skyscraper, the Chicago Fire, and Chicago's two world expositions. Each episode explores this new medium and channel for sharing Chicago's rich media archives with the public: history embedded in the objects and places of our city.

You can see our past prototypes and tour events, here.

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CHICAGO 00 | The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (2017)

    

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CHICAGO 00 | The Eastland Disaster (2016)

    

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