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My Corrupt Town

Michael Martinez-Campos

An augmented reality walking tour mobile app for New York City that explores the players involved in the financial crash.

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I intend to make an augmented reality app for mobile phones that allows users to take a tour around New York City, exploring the locations of the players responsible for the Financial Crash of 2008. While I don't think that this is the end-all solution for re-engaging people with the news, it's the beginning of an exploration into this topic.