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Activism at Temple: A Collaborative Mobile Game

Mon, Apr 18, 2016 | 11:00 am

The Digital Scholarship Center is proud to present its first staff project: Activism at Temple. This augmented reality mobile game takes players on a tour through historical protest activity on the Temple campus.

As a reporter for The Temple News, you follow clues from your editor to campus locations where civil activism took place. The game walks you through time, beginning with the Vietnam era through the recent #blacklivesmatter protests, and guides you to the precise campus location where the protests took place. Once there, you can view historic images and news footage from Temple University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center.

Please join us in the Digital Scholarship Center on Monday, April 18 at 11:00 AM to participate in a group play through of the game. Then, on Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 AM, also in the Digital Scholarship Center, we will discuss the making of the game and solicit feedback from the audience.

This game was built on the ARIS platform, which requires an iPhone to play. If you don't have an iPhone, you can still join us—we will pair you with a partner to play the game.

This program is part of the Beyond the Page public programming series. Photo courtesy of Temple University Libraries' Special Collections Research Center.

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