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New storytelling formats for media consumption in a smart city

What if a city itself could tell stories? With the Essence project, we are looking to integrate stories both on your smartphone as well as in the physical environment of a city, using interactive public displays, Augmented Reality, AI driven wearables or smart lighting. To make this happen, VRT builds a toolkit that enables the editorial team to easily share stories in a smart city, stretched over time and location. The ultimate goal of the project is to involve citizens in civic challenges and by extent, those of society at large.

The smart city playground for the experiments is situated in the “smart zone” of Sint-Andries in Antwerp.

VRT, Nokia Bell Labs, Digitopia, Sentiance, imec IDLab, imec SMIT, KUL RxD en imec City of Things
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