SPUR.lab - Site Specific Augmented Storytelling Lab

How can the experiential spaces of museums and memorials be extended into the digital realm? Can Nazi history be appropriately told and conveyed in the virtual realm? How can we tell history with the help of augmented reality and at the same time maintain a critical distance?

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Together with the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte (House of Brandenburg-Prussian History) and the Ravensbrück and Sachsenhausen memorials, the Film University is trying to find answers to these and other questions as part of the SPUR.lab project (Site Specific Augmented Storytelling lab).

On the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, ZDF heute journal reports on the project in their broadcast.

The project explores the narrative potential of interactive digital technologies, especially in the field of augmented reality, regarding the topic of ‘National Socialism and National Socialist Camps in Brandenburg’. The project is conceived as a laboratory and experimental space. Over a period of four years, the project partners will work together and across institutions on prototypes for digital narratives and formats for communicating contemporary history.

Further information on the SPUR.lab project, the project partners and current developments is available at: www.spurlab.de

The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation under the Kultur Digital funding program until the end of 2023.