[NetBehaviour] Tiananmen Square Augmented Reality

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Mon Feb 28 17:39:41 CET 2011

Tiananmen Square Augmented Reality: Smartphone App Revives Statue of 
Democracy + Tank Man at Tiananman Square by 4 Gentlemen

Although it has been more than twenty years since Tiananman Protest took 
place in 1989, the authority persistently uses all means erasing the 
facts that Chinese people pursued democracy in this democratic and 
anti-corruption movement. In China, nowadays, young people are not aware 
the courageous actions, such as ‘Tank Man’ and erecting ‘Statue of 
Democracy’ facing Mao’s portrait on Tiananman Tower, emerged during 
student movement of 1989. Nonetheless, history should not be forgotten.

Information and communication technologies have inspired people to 
express their thoughts freely. We as artists, taking advantages of the 
development of mobile phone technology and smartphone applications, have 
revived the history of 1989 Tiananman Protest that has tremendous 
implications waiting for further examinations by our contemporaries.


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