Remediating the Historical City. Ubiquitous Augmented Reality for Cultural Heritage Enhancement

  • S. BrusaporciEmail author
  • F. Graziosi
  • F. Franchi
  • P. Maiezza
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 919)


The chapter presents the outcomes of an experience that rises from the realization of L’Aquila Smart City (Italy). Its realization roots on the possibly given by the realization of a smart tunnel with a net of optical fibers and by 5G mobile networking. This system of real time and diffused data computing and transmission allows the project of a ubiquitous Augmented Reality (AR) application. It favors the relationship between buildings and urban spaces with different kind of information, mainly of visual nature, such as 3D models, images, videos, texts. This interdisciplinary study gives the opportunity to develop a theoretical and methodological reflection on AR as mixed-media and on the relation that it establishes between tangible heritage and information, also in relation with the current post-digital approach to cultural heritage.


Augmented Reality Digital culture Cultural heritage 



The research has received funding from the Italian Government under Cipe resolution n. 135 (Dec. 21, 2012), project INnovating City Planning through Information and Communication Technologies (INCIPICT).

Although the paper was conceived unitedly, S. Brusaporci wrote the paragraphs “The reality-based turn of virtuality”, “Augmented reality as mixed-media” and “Conclusions; F. Graziosi is the author of paragraph “Ubiquitous AR for L’Aquila smart city”; F. Franchi wrote “AR-UNIVAQ” while P. Maiezza is the author of the paragraph “AR for the historic city”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Brusaporci
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Graziosi
    • 2
  • F. Franchi
    • 2
  • P. Maiezza
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Construction-Architectural and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and MathematicsUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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