Augmented Reality @ Pentridge Prison

‘A Miscarriage of Justice AR‘, is a transmedia documentary which uses immersive interactive augmented reality technologies as a way to bring the execution of Ronald Joseph Ryan the last man hanged in Australia in 1967 and Jean Lee the last woman hanged in Australia in 1951 to life.

The augmented reality (AR) component of the project uses ‘Live Action ‘ and ‘AI – Artificial Intelligence’ that we are prototyping. This part of the project brings the spectator face to face with Ronald Ryan in two scenes and gives the spectator the option of participating in Ryan’s escape.  It takes on a game play scenario, much like a ‘choose your own adventure’ experience.  Other aspects of the AR prioejct have the spectator scaling the infamous bluestone wall with their mobile device to reveal the back stories of the characters who feature in the virtual reality film ‘ A Miscarriage of Justice VR’.

It’s purpose is to promote and preserve history as well as create awareness around the macabre act of capital punishment.

Produced by Atalanti Films
Producer/Writer/Director: Atalanti Dionysus

Pentridge AR, is a stand alone project which looks into the history of Pentridge Prison using augmented reality technology. Currently in production this project will bring some of the characters that resided in Pentridge to life.  Pentridge opening in 1851 and closed in 1997.  It was classified as a ‘maximum security’ prison and housed some of the most notorious prisoners in Australia.

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