I was tasked with creating a set of conceptual designs for IARPS, a cultural institution in Greece. The point here was to visually illustrate the "wow" factor that AR can play in enhancing the visitor experience at cultural sites. And what a cultural site to design for — The Acropolis of Athens.
I couldn't believe it when I heard the story of how the English
stole "saved" The Parthenon's marbles, never to return them (they still sit in the British Museum in London).
The above flow illustrates how such an app could be used to gather awareness and support for the return of what is rightfully owned by the Greek people.
The Statue of Athena
Lost to history, a statue dedicated to the goddess Athena was towering above people in the interior of the Parthenon. Built with gold and marble, it was a sight to behold.
This conceptual work was used to illustrate the value that AR could bring to cultural sites. This work did not result in an app build, unfortunately, but I imagine a similar app must be in progress by now.