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The Augmented Square Mile

The Augmented Square Mile project created a layer of information, images, and text over one square mile around KHOJ. These projects were developed to be seen and discovered, using augmented reality applications on smartphones.

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Proposing to create a layer of information, images, and text over one square mile around KHOJ which could then be discovered using augmented reality applications on smart phones, this project was a unique artistic intervention.

Khirkee, where KHOJ Studios is located, offers snippets of the changing face of Delhi. For within this square mile, we have one of Delhi’s biggest malls, a little sliver of new offices of the lower courts and parts of a village going through rapid urbanisation. Khirkee is a large heterogeneous collection of neighbourhoods keeping up with the emerging character of contemporary India.

The Augmented Square Mile added meaning and information to Khirkee by enriching user experience. Simultaneously, through images, text and other forms of digital art, users could expand their understanding not only of the place, but also of contemporary arts.  It allowed the opening of new modes and models of learning, discovering, and knowledge exchange through technological intervention.

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