Digital Humanitas City: Restoration of Soonsung

“Digital Humanitas City: Restoration of Soon-sung” explores a historical site—Hanyang Dosung (HD), the Seoul City Wall, as an architectural interface to the humanistic values of a city, Seoul.
Hanyang is an old name for Seoul, and Dosung for fortress wall. HD is 11.6 miles long and one of the oldest, most well-preserved fortress walls The project “Digital Humanities City: Restoration of Soon-sung” considers Hanyang Dosung as an architectural interface that embodies the history of the city and the stories of its people and unravels the hidden times and spaces behind it. This project brings Hanyang Dosung back to life through the humanistic values of the literature, philosophy, history and art spawned by the fortress wall’s 600 years and broadens the public’s access to such content by using a location-based AR (Augmented Reality) mobile application that plays AR content on specific locations along the HD. This project provides humanistic knowledge in digital form and expands the range of visitors’ real-time experiences of HD by providing layers of information while they are at the site. The site thus becomes the interface to information. It reinvigorates the experience of HD. This project has three specific goals:

‌This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (NRF-2018S1A6A6061320)

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