Augmented Reality at Historic Eldon House in London, Ontario!

The interactive AR exhibit is on this week!  Are you looking for a fun thing to do in London, Ontario — on a humid, rainy summer day? Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House — the new media of AR has come to London’s oldest standing home — historic Eldon House! My collaboration with poet and playwright Penn Kemp features words from her play, The Dream Life of Teresa Harris, the music of Light of East Ensemble including original compositions by amazing Mary Ashton, brought to life through my digital photography and fine art multimedia animation.

Photo on display in front hallway of Eldon House showing Eldon House with flyer from The Dream Life of Teresa Harris by Penn Kemp floating across the front of the house, with QR code bottom centre linking to this animation for the Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit.
Welcome to the Eldon House AR exhibit
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The Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House will be on display throughout this week during regular Eldon House visiting hours. For extra fun, after engaging with the animations, go on an historic #scavengerhunt to find the real objects and pictures that were captured with macro photography.

A photo on plinth showing Eldon House emerging from the woods stands in the doorway to the Blue Bedroom at Eldon House. The QR code on the image links to the animation, The Wanderer Returns Home, the final animation for the Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit and the first animation for the collaboration River Revery.
The Wanderer Returns Home
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It is with excitement and gratitude that Penn and I now embark on our collaboration, River Revery! This Augmented Reality art exhibit has received the generous support of the London Arts Council through its CAIP (Community Arts Investment Program).   London Arts Council logoWe flow onward!!!!

Hall of Horns in Eldon House with image edited to look like a vintage photo of the hall with QR code bottom R corner linking to this animation for the Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit.
Hall of Horns
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Kitchen table with bowl and juicer with window lit in background, Eldon House. On the table stands an image of a pitcher with QR code bottom R linking to the video footage of the March 4 performance reading of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris for the Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit.
I’ve come so far
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Resting on the table with the guestbook and vase of flowers in Eldon House is the digital art photograph of the stairs becoming the Himalayas with a QR code linking to the audio recording of the March 4 performance reading of The Dream Life of Teresa Harris, Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit.
The Himalayas
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A bookshelf in the library at Eldon House, with an image of Teresa Harris superimposed by the curling leaf of the ornate wallpaper found in the room with QR code on the photo, linking to the animation for the Augmented Reality at historic Eldon House exhibit, Victorian in Nature
Victorian in Nature
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