Azadi SquARed: Tehran by John_Craig_Freeman

Azadi SquARed: Tehran by John_Craig_Freeman
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Azadi SquARed is an augmented memorial to Neda Agha-Soltan, who was gunned down in the streets of Tehran during the 2009 Iranian election protests.


Built for smart phone mobile devices, this project allows visitors to Azadi Square to see the augmented reality memorial flag flapping in the wind above the Azadi Square monument. The public can simply download and launch the project and aim their device’s cameras at the monument. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose the memorial at the precise GPS coordinates atop the monument.



Neda's death was captured on video by bystanders and broadcast to millions over the Internet. Her image remains a symbol of resistance.


Documentation Needed!

You can help document Azadi SquARed on location at Azadi Square in Tehran.



• Download the Layar Augmented Reality Browser to your iPhone or Android now.

• When you arrive, launch the project and aim the device’s cameras towards the small dot in the mini-map in the upper righthand corner of the screen.

• Choose Layar actions > Screenshot

• Send images and video to John_Craig_Freeman at emerson dot edu. Your contribution will be posted on this site.