Kickstarter: Nathan Shafer

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AR in AK

Guest Post by Nathan Shafer

There are just a few hours left to pledge to literally the coolest AR piece in the world! And by cool we mean glacial!

I am in the process of virtually reconstructing the former termini at Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park. That is right outside of Seward, Alaska. about 100 miles from Anchorage. It is one of the most amazing places on this planet, and Exit Glacier is one of just a handful of glaciers accessible by one of its roads.

My project is turning 5 former termini of Exit Glacier (that have melted away) into an interactive AR mobile app that visitors to the park and park rangers can use as scientific/educational tools. The former glacier will be visible again as if global warming hadn’t stolen it from us!

We are working with some amazing people and are going to make an immersive 360 degree video game version of the piece available to all smart devices!

Nathan Shafer holding iPhone running AR app that shows the former extent of the now receded glacier behind it

Go to the Kickstarter page and donate!
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Nathan Shafer's Kickstarter icon, a waist length image of him gesturing while speaking and wearing a black jacket
Nathan Shafer is a global artist, writer and educator from Anchorage, Alaska. Since 2000 he has been working with expanded media, constructing a wide range of socially interactive and technology based projects. He recently founded the Institute for Speculative Media, which develops new media curriculum, after-school programs, and provides access to mobile technology for kids in Alaska.

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