This project is a web-site accessed via mobile devices that provides information to tourists or locals on artwork, historical or cultural landmarks. As a person moves throughout the city and passes within 100 metres of an artwork or historical cultural landmark, your phone alerts you with a notification. If you access that notification you will be provided with a detailed and rich body of information on the significance and history through text and images.
This is inspired by the internet of things, as it has had a dramatic impact on the way we access information. At its core, the internet of things is about connecting infrastructures, linking physical and virtual objects through the exploitation of data capture and communication capabilities. This informed the collection of cultural and design objects presented in Unravel as it aims to clear a path for networking information that is easily accessible for members of the public to learn, share and explore information with our local institutes.
Unravel is an outcome is responding to the struggle visitors experience in navigation through the amount of information seen at our local institutes; which is regularly changed and has resulted to information being shortened or removed entirely. By functioning as an online collaborative website, Unravel 1.0 re-presents the archived information and links them back to Australian cultural and design objects through a website and push notifications that appear when the website is open.