Launched in 2015, The Alpine Garden MisGuide is a locative media app set in the Montréal Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanique de Montreal). Jill Didur and Ian Arawjo designed the app to enable a user to go on a plant-hunting journey—searching for QR codes that have been installed in the garden. Using the in-app’s remediation of a vintage camera, a user scans QR codes in order to unlock botanical drawings linked to archival photos, texts, and recorded conversations and readings, about the history of alpine garden design and colonial botanical exploration.
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(Photos courtesy of Mattias Graham 2015.)