Collective City Memory

Personal memories as expressed through narrations, photos or drawings, published or confined texts, often describe events that have occurred in cities; in time these personal memories are melded into a collective memory attached to the physical space. Advances in ubiquitous computing technologies today allow us not only to capture and preserve collective memory, but also to make blend it into the urban landscape and make it available to people as an emerging service. Our research goal is to develop a context-aware urban computing system which will allow people to store, preserve and interact with the collective city memory of a place.

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Share a memory via i-recall.

You may share a text, narrate a memory or even share a photo or video.

Browse through memories with CLIO.

Browse through memories using the interactive map or by selecting tags.

Browse the collective memory through the augmented reality browser Layar.

View the collective memory overlaid on the physical space using the Layar app on your smart phone.

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