XRchive, our collaborative XR storytelling project: Using immersive and interactive technologies, we plan to create experiences, tours and provocations in place around (hi)stories of migrations and displacements, injustice and racism, and future visions of Portland.
Through these multimedia experiences, we will infuse the Portland landscape with vivid experiences that challenge and subvert systems and symbols of power, inspiring conversations in place around a reimagined future for Portland. With XR technologies such as augmented reality, combined with the pervasiveness of hand-held devices, it is easier than ever to create community building experiences that are both accessible and educational. There is also limitless potential for interactivity, making such experiences even more engaging.
We focus first (selected by 100+ participants at a community brainstorming session in Dec 2021) on two main sets of experiences emphasizing themes of migrations and displacements, of social and systemic injustice/exclusion/racism/erasure, and of future possibility. They are:
- Places, communities, culture, memories, and future visions of Albina
- A virtual memorial/meditation/reflection amongst previously unmarked graves at Block 14 in Lone Fir Cemetery for Chinese immigrant railroad workers and their families.
Why you should join
People who have stories and experiences to share, ideas for stories and experiences, artists, technologists, storytellers, researchers, students (16+), educators, community members. –people who want to help, create, troubleshoot, mentor, teach, and learn.
Creative/Production/Research/Technical Team for Block 14 at Lone Fir Cemetery: Horatio Law, Limei Lei, Benjamin Lee, TJ Orloski, Nandini Ranganathan, Ran Sheng, Martin Smith, Venus Sun, Annie Tonsiengsom, Hilary Tsai, Estelle Tse, Shu Ju Wang, Roberta Wong, Lynee Yarne
Creative/Production/Research/Technical Team for Albina Projects: Steven Christian, Scott Garner, Scott Nieradka, Nandini Ranganathan, Justin Patrizi, Martin Smith, Hilary Tsai
We will have ongoing work sessions in the CETI Lab for research, skill-building on the tools, and occasional generative sessions, design sprints and Hack Days. Check out the CETI Calendar and the CETI Eventbrite Page for details