Colourful reality of life in Subiaco

Perth Modern Principal Lois Joll, DevelopmentWA chief executive Frank Marra, former WA governor Ken Michael, former Subiaco mayor Richard Diggins, Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor and DevelopmentWA chair George McCulloch.
Perth Modern Principal Lois Joll, DevelopmentWA chief executive Frank Marra, former WA governor Ken Michael, former Subiaco mayor Richard Diggins, Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor and DevelopmentWA chair George McCulloch.

COLOURFUL stories of Subiaco’s history and heritage have been brought to life using augmented reality (AR) at Subiaco Square.

DevelopmentWA and Perth Modern School have teamed up to launch The Stories of Subi project.

The project allows community members and visitors to view stories and hear students talk about their work through a mobile phone app.

The students produced a total of eight AR experiences featuring stories including the origins of PMH, the Noongar story about the origins of the Milky Way, Subiaco’s famous Aleppo Pines and the history of Subiaco Oval.

“The project saw Year 10 students working with the AR technology on a series of stories designed to reflect and respect the rich history of the Subi East precinct,” DevelopmentWA chief executive Frank Marra said.

“These students have been provided with the chance to hone their skills in a new technology, while gaining a deeper understanding of the rich history of their community.”

The AR experiences are available to the public seven days a week at the Subi East Community Hub located in Subiaco Square, near Subiaco Train Station.

For more information go to https://bit.ly/2vsMM8z.