Research Fellowship Project
August – September 2019
Project Title: Augmenting Objects: Using AR to Reimagine Narratives of Australian Weather Events
Dr Anna Madeleine Raupach’s fellowship project uses augmented reality as a digital storytelling technique to explore narratives related to the process of recording and observing meteorological and astronomical events in Australian history. Drawing on objects in the MAAS collection such as measurement devices; first hand descriptions of weather conditions; and the Astrographic Catalogue of Stars, Raupach explores how people have observed natural phenomena throughout history, both personally and scientifically. This research aims to reflect narratives about understandings of time and space in the natural environment, contributing to expressive forms of science communication in the context of climate change.
Raupach is a multi-disciplinary artist working across drawing, animation, installation, AR and VR; and a Lecturer in Print-media and Drawing at ANU School of Art & Design. Her current research has explored the use of natural objects as AR markers to explore the hidden affordances and time-scales of rocks, fossils, trees and leaves. Recent projects include an Art Gallery of NSW studio residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, to work with scientists at HM&CO Lab, Ecole des Points, ParisTech (2018); an Asialink Arts residency with Common Room Network Foundation, Bandung, Indonesia (2017); a Vice Chancellor’s Artist Fellowship at the ANU Medical School; and an ArtsACT grant to be a visiting scholar at the School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California (2016).