swampAwhi_Flora is an augmented reality mobile app available frowaterfallm the Google Play Store. Awhi_Flora is based on New Zealand native flora and includes 3D animated flowers and physical seed markers. It is another Kim Newall, AwhiWorld collaboration.

Awhi_Flora is a tool to support community engagement, to open minds and weave together different realities.

 

It was tested and developed as part of our Augmenting_Elders programme and then immediately put to use in the community as part of the Accelerating Auckland Mangere Park Jam AwhiWorld workshop.

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necklaceIn the workshop old and new technologies were combined to allow people to come together around a table and make interdimensional accessories. Young and very old created AR necklaces, wristbands etc while they learnt how AR works and what it can be used for in their own communities. The workshop catered to about 100 people from a wide range of ages and nationalities, but predominantly from different Pacifica communities. Take a look at our Facebook album for images.