Telling stories with badges

Historically, medieval badges are important; however they are small and lackluster objects that are hard to display in museums because of their size and the specialized knowledge needed to understand the information they convey. Yet descriptive signage alone is inadequate for explaining the way medieval people used badges to make meaning. Samir Reynolds, an graduate of the Knowledge Integration program at the University of Waterloo, has explored in his final project options for making compelling displays of medieval badges. He explored the most modern technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D software and 3D printing, to using the ancient mode of storytelling, a uniquely human way of conveying knowledge.

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Samir Reynolds

If you have any questions or comments you can get in touch with Samir at samir.reynolds@edu.uwaterloo.ca