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Border Memorial


Layer ID: bordermemorial
by John Craig Freeman

Frontera de los Muertos

Border Memorial: Frontera de los Muertos, is an augmented reality public art project and memorial, dedicated to the thousands of migrants who have died along the U.S./Mexico border. Built for smart phone mobile devices, the project allows users to visualize the scope of the situation. In the site specific version of the project, the public can simply aim their mobile device cameras at the landscape along the border. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose computer generated 3D graphics of a traditional skeleton wood-carving, or calaca, at the precise GPS coordinates of recorded migrant deaths, enabling them to see the calacas integrated into the physical location as if they existed in the real world. In the tradition of Día de los Muertos, the project is designed to mourn, honor, celebrate and remember those who have died.

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