Entry for Image Remix Comp – Mix and Mash 2011

The image I remixed is of Willis Street, Wellington, captured some 80 years ago. Now remixed as part of an imaginary application: Past Augmented.

Today, we can walk down a street and see it as it once was, with applications like History Pin. But what if you could go further, and see what the people of the time saw, how they lived, what if Google Street View time travelled to capture this view! And then take the museum and the archive out on the streets. I think this image captures the theme of “Past and present, then and now, yesterday and tomorrow” very well.

Past Augmented

An imaginary app

The imaginary app has a search function, using the term ‘entertainment’ with related results and locations popping up. The resulting information panels are based on actual businesses I researched using the likes of Time Frames and Papers Past.

I used creative commons shared images as well as creating my designs using open source graphics software: GIMP and Inkscape.

Creative Commons Licence

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand License.

Source images include:

Willis Street, Wellington, [ca 1930]. National Library of NZ
No known copyright restrictions.

Tablet design – Michael Fitzpatrick-Ruth
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Vintage Radio – TheJustifiedSinner
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Norma Shearer – Made up movie poster                                                                                                                                      http://www.flickr.com/photos/carbonated/5204326197                                                                                                                    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)