Tech entrepreneur Adrian Duke is building an augmented reality app to tell Indigenous stories

Posted on April 24th, 2017

A new app is using video, images, audio, and augmented reality to share and preserve Indigenous history. “Wikiupedia is a location-based story catching app that allows the Aboriginal community to share their stories, traditional knowledge, and any other information that they would like,” explains Adrian Duke, the app’s creator. Using crowd-sourced information and various media sources, the app will explore the historical context of locations or landmarks. Duke hopes that the app will encourage people to explore their surroundings and “connect with information in a unique way.”

Several projects at UBC are also using augmented reality for teaching, including a virtual walking tour, a soil science app, and virtual field trips.