Technology-mediated cultural heritage interpretation
Public interpretation of cultural sites has changed dramatically over the years. Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, consisting largely of restored (or rebuilt) buildings based on significant archaeological and archival research, still employs costumed interpreters to inform their visitors. The Benjamin Franklin Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania architects designed an innovative approach for the public interpretation of the long-gone Benjamin Franklin home, outlining the former structure with steel beams (the iconic "ghost house") during the American Bicentennial celebration in 1976. Today, a company is using "augmented reality" to aid the public in their understanding of heritage sites.
Accessed May 8, 2017