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The Ipperwash Beach Walk (Vers. 3)

Virtue, Monica Lynn (2016) The Ipperwash Beach Walk (Vers. 3). Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Virtue, Monica Lynn

The Ipperwash Beach Walk
Master of Design
Monica Virtue
Digital Futures
OCAD University

This thesis project uses geo-location to deliver documentary media and interactive visualizations to mobile users during an embodied “beach walk” along a disputed strip of land on Lake Huron. As users travel an historic trail between two Indigenous communities, crossing a series of GPS points along the water’s edge, they will learn via smartphone how settlers colonized Ipperwash Beach. The content is delivered through a mobile platform designed specifically to tell stories. The project is a form of counter-mapping which presents an alternate viewpoint to mainstream notions about how Ipperwash Beach became a vacation destination. Created through the use of co-design methods, the project is intended to benefit the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation through a sharing of original archival research, an opportunity to improve relationships with non-Indigenous neighbours, and a value-added experience for the carloads of tourists who visit each summer.

Keywords: storytelling, counter-mapping, mobile locative media, documentary, data visualization, embodiment, co-design, Indigenous, colonization, Ipperwash

Date: April 2016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: storytelling, counter - mapping, mobile locative media, documentary, data visualiza tion, embodiment , c o - d esign, Indigenous , colonization, Ipperwash
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Digital Futures
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 13:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 23:30
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/836

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