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John Cary, Cary's New Terrestrial Globe, 1831, wood, metal and engraving on paper, 112 x 61.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Gift of the Russell and Mab Grimwade Bequest 1973
This interdisciplinary program introduces students to the art and colonial context of the
Grimwade collection. It simultaneously adds a geographical dimension by mapping artworks, characters and local historical narratives onto an augmented reality game platform (ARIS). Through selected artworks the skills of visual observation and interpretation are introduced and multiple experiences and perspectives explored. A short quest style game has been developed to model the ARIS platform to students and familiarise them with the interface. Students are then supported to design their own ARIS based game. We deliberately place this emerging technology in the hands of the students to maximise engagement and learning, allowing students to become active creators of both knowledge and technology. By utilising learning environments outside the classroom, such as the Ian Potter Museum of Art, experiential and interactive social learning in an authentic connected context is supported. This enhances student understanding of content while promoting critical and creative thinking. The program has the potential to be run in the Ian Potter Museum of Art or in a classroom context.
The program is comprised of 1 x 1hr gallery session and an interactive classroom project that could be conducted as a larger unit of work.
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This is an interdisciplinary art/humanities program incorporating curriculum aims from: