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Chicago00 receives MUSE award
May 2018: Chicago00 | St. Valentine's Day Massacre is honored with a 2018 Media & Technology MUSE award from the American Alliance of Museums.
The AAM awards the prestigious MUSE to "recognize outstanding achievement in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums media."
@ 150 Media Stream
Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2018: Chicago00 | SPACES
SPACES was a video installation at the 150 Media Stream in Chicago's Riverside Plaza— the largest screen in Chicago. SPACES offered a stunning, 25 minute visualization of the Chicago History Museum's Hedrich Blessing architectural archive on the 150 foot screen.
@ ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL
Sept. 2017: Chicago00 | A Century of Progress debuts at the Chicago Architecture Biennial
A preview of the new virtual reality tour, exploring the site of the 1933 World's Fair, is debuted for crowds on opening day of the biennial.
Chicago ØØ | Spaces featured
in local press
Dec. 2017: The new installation at Riverside Plaza's 150 foot screen, 150 Media Stream, is featured this month in:
Chicago ØØ | St. Valentine's Day Massacre featured
Feb. 2017: The new app and virtual reality tour at the site of the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in the Lincoln Park neighborhood is being discussed in local TV and print:
Chicago ØØ | The Eastland Disaster featured
2016: The new Augmented Reality app experience and tour on the Chicago Riverwalk is featured in local TV and newspapers:
THE 1968 DNC PROTESTS
Chicago00: The 1968 DNC Protests is a 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 virtual reality photos of the site, with narration by Dr. David Farber, author of "Chicago '68."
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.
ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE
The award winning VR experience, 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.
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.