ARIS brings history to life at Minnesota museum

By Vanessa Eisch, Engage Communications
Novermber 08, 2012

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The Minnesota History Center's exhibit "Then Now Wow" will use the mobile gaming tool, ARIS, to give visitors a unique, interactive experience.

ARIS or Augmented Reality and Interactive Storytelling is an open-source authoring platform to create place-based or narrative gaming activities for teaching and learning developed by a team of collaborators from UW-Madison's Engage Program and the Games+Learning+Society center.

The Mobile Learning Incubator has a two-year, $50,000 project to develop a new kind of mobile gaming experience that connects to the physical interactions of the Minnesota History Center's exhibit.

Want a sneak peak? Check out this video to learn how ARIS on the iPod gives visitors an "explosive" experience!

You can also learn more about how ARIS is being utilized in the exhibit here: