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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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A view from Chicago 00: Riverwalk visualized as a Google Streetview panorama, sited between LaSalle and Clark on the Chicago Riverwalk, superimposed with images of the SS Eastland disaster in the Chicago River (1915).     

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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.

Past AR tour events are documented below.

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In-app video documentation from our October 2015 prototype and AR tour event at Design Matters

    

On-site with the Chicago 00 Riverwalk

Documentation of the Chicago 00 Riverwalk experience, still
Documentation of the Chicago 00 Riverwalk experience, still


    

Views from Chicago 00 Riverwalk

Chicago 00 Riverwalk experience at Design Matters, October 2015, still
Chicago 00 Riverwalk experience at Design Matters, October 2015, still

Chicago 00 Riverwalk experience at Design Matters, October 2015, still

    

In-app documentation from our April 2015 State Street AR Experience at Museums and the Web

    

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Views from Chicago 00 State Street (rollovers)

In-app views, April 2015.


MW conference, AR tour with app prototype

Chicago 00 Augmented Reality tour at the Museums and the Web conference, Chicago, April 11, 2015.


An onsite tour for attendees of the Museum and the Web conference, Chicago, April 11, 2015. Museum and the Web attendees were invited to meet with the developers of CHICAGO 00, to experience an AR walking tour of downtown using the Chicago 00 app prototype. Assistant Professor Alan Rhodes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Visual Communication Design and Chicago History Museum's Director of Curatorial Affairs, John Russick, led the group a few blocks away to the corner of State and Madison streets; the virtual tour was both an excursion through the physical city via the app and an exploration and discussion with colleagues on the challenges and opportunities presented by such technologies.

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