Source: Kellie Patrick Gates
Date: January 14, 2011
Byline: PlanPhilly: Planning Philadelphia's Future
Drexel professor imagines enhancing Philadelphia with cell phone tour of history, culture
Drexel University digital media professor Glen Muschio and his students want to create a virtual tour of Philadelphia that would allow anyone walking through a Philadelphia neighborhood with a smart phone to view 3D images of artifacts dug up there, historic maps and documents, or videos of residents telling related stories.
Muschio, an anthropologist who recently stepped down as director of Drexel's digital media program so he could return to project work, wants to start building the tour at the Central Delaware Waterfront. Thursday night, he asked the Central Delaware Advocacy Group — the committee of waterfront neighborhood and organization representatives who advocate for the waterfront's future — for their help. The response was enthusiastic.