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The following 360-degree films are from Guerra's "The Time Traveler's Lens," an augmented/virtual reality immersive performance illuminating the history of the colonnade ruins at Princeton Battlefield State Park (Princeton NJ), which recently launched to the public.
You are welcome to visit the project website directly for an example of the mobile website Guerra designed to guide visitors through the AR/VR experience (login using the password 1962), or scroll down on this page for direct links to its five 360-degree immersive films.
These works are best viewed using the free YouTube app on your mobile device. This will allow you to move your device around you to view the works in 360. If viewing these works on a computer, you can use your mouse to click on the video and drag the image to view different parts of the sphere.
"Conception: Architect as deity"
"Remains: Architect as mortal"
These films depict different time periods associated with the colonnade at Princeton Battlefield State Park in Princeton, NJ. The first honors those who fought and fell at the Battle of Princeton (January 3, 1777) during the American Revolutionary War, where the colonnade now stands; the second depicts the role of the architect (Thomas Ustick Walter) as a deity of sorts, birthing from his mind the 1835 plans for the colonnade's original Philadelphia mansion; the third pays homage to the colonnade’s journey from Philadelphia, PA, to Princeton, NJ, up the Delaware & Raritan Canal on canal boats in 1901; the fourth reminds visitors of the colonnade’s original purpose as an entryway to a private home—with specific inspiration from a Maxwell family Christmas card dated 1949; and the fifth shows the colonnade in its present state, viewed through the imagined lens of Walter revisiting his work today in 2021.
These films are now available to the public by using the free YouTube app on their mobile devices while walking the grounds of the colonnade. The following 2-minute promo shows visitors engaging with the works:
Please enjoy these examples of Guerra's work in immersive AR/VR performance!
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