Our Research

Ruapekapeka Augmented Reality Experience

This project is part of a long-term relationship with Te RuapekaPeka Trust and aims to investigate how extended reality techniques can be used to preserve and portray the stories of the whenua. We have developed a mobile application that tracks users as they explore te Ruapekapeka Pa, the site of the last major battle in the Northern Wars, and notifies them when they reach sites of significance and tells them the story of that site through text and video. Interactive augmented reality experiences at several sites also help immerse users in what the site may have looked like in 1845.

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Rongowhakaata Digital Taonga Repatriation

hoe.jpg We are building a long-term relationship with Rongowhakaata Iwi Trust in which we support the iwi's work in restoring their connection between place, history and whakapapa of Tūranga. Our research team is digitising taonga and engaging in co-design of the surrounding infrastructure and processes that are necessary for the iwi to have full governorship and ownership of their digital taonga into the future.

Decentralised Systems for Resilient Communities

We are building novel systems with decentralised architectures for community and digital resilience. Such systems must be resistant to security threats and vulnerabilities, and adaptable to the emerging needs of the community that govern and own them.