Harriet Tubman: Guided by the Night

An Interactive Planetarium Show and 3D Model Kit

Credit: Sound Designer, Client Liaison, Media Integration

Augmented Reality Design for Cultural Heritage at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Faculty: Rebecca Rouse, phD | Marc Destefano, phD | Janell Hobson, phD

3D Model of Harriet Tubman's head by Jose Sanez, 3D Artist. To be used in animations projected on the planetarium dome.

3D Model of Harriet Tubman's head by Jose Sanez, 3D Artist. To be used in animations projected on the planetarium dome.

 

Project Mission Statement

The mission of this project is to create interactive experiences for middle school students to learn about Harriet Tubman and her use of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This is a two-part project including an interactive planetarium show prototype for MiSci - The Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, New York and an augmented reality prototype that could be 3D printed by schools throughout New York. The goal is for these two prototypes to work in tandem to give middle school students a multi-faceted learning experience. After the project is complete, it is hoped that these prototypes will be used as a proposal for MiSci to fully fund the interactive planetarium installation.

 
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All of the team’s documentation from the project is found here.