The Naked City is a mobile application that lets the buildings and neighborhoods of New York tell you their stories. Through photographs, maps, sounds, text and oral histories this application will connect the past with the present through a rich media experience using GPS, augmented reality, touch screen, and holographic screen technology. The Naked City will peel back the layers of history to discover the stories — an architectural wonder here, a famous artist colony over there, and even an infamous murder that will give them meaning as they wander through the city.
Users can input their own narrative and photographs, or create a tour they can share with friends or the general public. For example, a user can record their experience of a favorite places in their neighborhood which will be stored and shared for others to see in the future. The Naked City experience allows the user to relive the multi-layered history of NYC from Henry Hudson’s visit 400 years ago to today.