RED BANK: FRAMING INVISIBLE HISTORY

AugmentedAsburyLimited-edition poster prints of attractions on the Augmented Asbury Park tour are on display at Red Bank Frameworks, beginning with a reception on Saturday, October 18.

Visit the boardwalk at Asbury Park, point your smart phone at any of several specific locations, and watch as the present-day panorama is overlaid with spectral images of long-gone landmarks: the iconic Palace Amusements and the space-age Sky Ride; the grand Natatorium and the majestic Monterey Hotel; the boardwalk Carousel and the Casino (both the original that burned in 1928, and the replacement that was demolished a decade ago). The charred wreck of the SS Morro Castle, the luxury liner that caught fire and beached itself just yards from Convention Hall in 1934.

Through the use of augmented reality technology, these historical elements are brought back to life in Augmented Asbury Park, a project developed by Monmouth University professors Mike Richison and Marina Vujnovic, and Kean University professor Ed Johnston. Beginning with a reception this Saturday evening, these vanished marvels of a bygone era are highlighted in a series of posters on display at Red Bank Frameworks.

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