15 Jun '11, 2pm

iPhone #AR app to bring ancient civilisation to life 'visitors can game with location terracotta warriors'

SINGAPORE - The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will bring to life - via augmented reality (AR), location-based gaming and interactive features - its exhibition, Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor and His Legacy, with the help of an iPhone app. The ACM: Terracotta Warriors app, said to be the world's first museum app and which can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store, will resurrect characters from the story of Li Si, the Prime Minister and architect of the Qin Empire, and his son. The exhibit, which has 100 artefacts from Shaanxi, China, and includes 10 life-sized terracotta figures, spans seven interactive chapters and visitors can engage characters from each chapter in AR and gaming modes when prompted. The experience will extend beyond the museum: AR markers will be placed at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station from June 30 to July 27. iPhone users with the app insta...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110615-0000147/iP...

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