Discipline Faculty

Here-In-Time: Project H-In-T

Akshita Mehta

Guide
Suvani Suri

In this digital age, heritage places preserved for posterity have little meaning besides their grand presence. One cannot really experience their true past grandeur through just a visit. Immersive technology has achieved sustained momentum and is now being applied to many domains to create unforeseen embodied experiences. Through her project ‘Here-In-Time’, supported by the Prince Claus Fund and British Council, Akshita investigated if such a technology could be applied to heritage to enable a positive association with the past.
Project Here-In-Time was an exploration of creating an immersive on-site mixed reality heritage experience, in the form of a treasure hunt styled trivia game that enabled the visitor to explore the heritage site in a unique and engaging manner. The project site used was the Qutub Minar Complex in Delhi and the technology used was ARCore. This led to making the project even more challenging; eventually leading to greater understanding of the mixed reality medium.