The Chicago ØØ Project

The Chicago ØØ Project

THE CHICAGO  ØØ PROJECT

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THE CHICAGO  ØØ PROJECT:
CHICAGO HISTORY EXPERIENCES

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, interactive, immersive multimedia experiences designed to showcase the Museum's film, photo, and sound archive and share Chicago's stories in new and unique ways.

All Chicago00 augmented and virtual reality experiences are free. Each episode explores this new medium for sharing Chicago's rich media archives with the public: history embedded in the objects and places of our city.

    

Chicago00 is funded by the Princess Grace Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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MEDIA EXPERIENCES

A CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Chicago00: A Century of Progress is a virtual reality experience of Chicago's 1933 World’s Fair. Using historical photos taken from the fair's 628 foot Sky Ride and new drone photography, audiences are transported along the route of the Sky Ride cable cars high above the fair.

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.

    

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MEDIA EXPERIENCES

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE

Chicago00: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre brings photographs and documents from the Chicago History Museum's archive 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 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.

    

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MEDIA EXPERIENCES

THE EASTLAND DISASTER

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. Chicago00: The Eastland Disaster is an on-site augmented reality tour using over 70 historical photographs and newsreel films to tell the disaster.

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.

    

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