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Augmented Stories


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Cambridge, MA October 15, 2020 --- Today the Cambridge Public Library announced a new program offering introductory level workshops on augmented reality, Augmented Stories. The workshop series will offer participants the opportunity to learn about augmented reality (AR) by creating experiences to address real world problems through AR technology. 

Augmented Stories is a collaborative, community arts-based storytelling program that provides opportunities to create and share creative work with an audience through three four-week long workshops: AR for Art (fall 2020), AR Walks (winter 2021) and AR Performances (spring 2021). These workshops will utilize AR technologies to bring digital content into everyday physical spaces.

Facilitated by the developers of Hoverlay, AR for Art is a four-week workshop designed for those interested in art and design. Participants will create life-like “digital twins” of artwork using AR and explore opportunities to develop content that aligns with their personal interests. Works created in the program will be showcased at a final experience open to community members. The workshop begins on Wednesday, October 21, from 6-8 p.m. and it continues through Wednesday, November 11. On Wednesday, November 18 participants are invited to share their work with the public in a virtual community showcase event. Those interested in the series can sign up for the four-week long workshop on the Library website.


Cambridge STEAM Initiative, a partnership between the City’s Department of Human Service Programs, the Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge Public Schools, is committed to creating, enhancing, and expanding equitable access to quality STEAM learning experiences from birth to adulthood. Partners are committed to engaging thousands of community members, including diverse and traditionally underrepresented populations, in quality STEAM programming ranging from introductory exposure activities to intensive internship experiences. The Library's STEAM programs provide free, hands-on learning opportunities to the Cambridge community, resources for personal projects and to serve as a hub for skill sharing and creative collaborations.