Follies Invite Comes Alive!!

While visiting popular stores in downtown Prairie du Chien you may have come across the table display for “We are the World” Follies for 2019.
Through the use of technology, the invitation comes alive though the use of Augmented Reality.

Augmented Reality is when the “physical world” and “digital information” are combined, an “augmented reality” is created. This combination is called an “aura”. In this case, the aura is triggered by a sign.
The Mississippi River Sculpture Park is the only public park in Prairie du Chien to offer augmented reality. In fact, it just may be the only park of it's kind in the entire Midwest! and, now, it is the first ever to present the follies in this format!

HP Reveal is a free mobile app for any web-enabled device that helps to create an “augmented reality”.

It’s easy to get started
Step 1: Download the app HP Reveal to your web-enabled mobile device
Step 2: Search for and follow MRSP. (mrsp's Public Auras)
Step 3: Point it and watch it come alive.

Test Augmented Reality!

Open HP Reveal on your mobile device. Click the view button at the bottom of the screen. The view button looks like the corners of a square.
Aim the HP Reveal viewfinder at the image below. Watch what happens.
Does a video Appear? You should be viewing a short video about the Mississippi River Sculpture Park.
Go visit the park. Point HP Reveal at each descriptive sign next to the sculpture.

Now, point the app on the program display, It’s Alive!
Please note: This is not a perfect system. The app is dependent on having an internet connection to work. Additionally, the viewfinder can be finicky. Although we have tried to choose objects that work 100% of the time, a change in lighting or another uncontrollable factor can cause the app to be unable to recognize the image. When the app is not able to recognize the image the overlay will not appear.