In this augmented reality story, the message of a lonely astronaut finally reaches a living being: You.
In 1988 a secret mission propelled a young woman into space as a kind of 'living time capsule'. The project intended to communicate a story of our world to any alien life encountered.
However, due to an administrative oversight, combined with bad luck, the project was forgotten.
Now the spacecraft is calling to you. Apart from some photos, sounds and objects designed to teach extraterrestrials about humanity, the woman on board has had no contact with the world for decades. Will you answer her call?
This work explores what it means to be human and what drives our need to understand ourselves, or to be understood.
Bringing stories to life in augmented reality.
The Museum of Humankind is an AR storytelling and exhibition platform for iOS and Android. We work with talented animators, artists and developers to bring bespoke interactive augmented reality experiences to life.
Founder Rachael Thompson regularly works at ACMI in the Media Tech and Public Programs teams. She is experienced broadcast filmmaker (15 years) and Digital Producer with previous roles at ABC TV, ABC Radio and at ABC Multiplatform. Rachael's passion lies in immersive storytelling. Her work in her Masters of Animation, Games & Interactivity at RMIT is helping to advance this field.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, please get in touch.
We are a small team based in Melbourne, Australia & would love to hear from you.