2018
HoloLens Mixed Reality, photogrammetry workshops
A collaboration between Mnemoscene and Abira Hussein 

Nomad is a Mixed Reality experience which brings together sound recordings from the British Library, digitised objects from the British Museum, and people that  -as 3D holograms - inhabit the space and are viewable from any angle, at any moment in time. From a herdsman sleeping under the night’s sky to a woman pounding grain to the rhythm of a traditional song, this experience aims to place these everyday objects in the context from which they came.

During Somali Week Festival 2018 the Nomad project invited Somali audiences in the UK to share and contribute their heritage objects and stories to the Nomad archive. The objects were digitised using photogrammetry and oral history recordings were used to capture the stories associated with them. The outcomes from the Heritage Lottery funded initiative can be found in an online collection at nomad-project.co.uk.

Presented at the Brighton Digital Festival, LJMU Immersive Storytelling Symposium, British Library Labs Awards – runner up in the Artistic Category, Metropolitan Archives London, Lighthouse, British Library, British Museum.