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2017-05-24 Belgium: LINE UP - Living an Interactive Narrative Experience Upon the Path of Saint Michael


LINE UP - Living an Interactive Narrative Experience Upon the Path of Saint Michael

Description of the project offered: 
The so-called line of Saint Michael is a fictitious segment linking a number of sanctuaries and monasteries dedicated to the archangel of the three main monotheistic religions. According to the traditional folklore, this line is not casual but it is one of many “power lines” that run across the world, imbued with special energetic features that make gifts to the ones capable of exploiting them. 

Though this is only a lore from the past, the line represents a path with a spiritual and religious value for many believers, aside the fact that all its steps are magnificent and renown location of touristic flow. Line up project aims at developing a touristic product based on seven points on the line linked by a narrative framework implemented thanks to the opportunities offered by Virtual Reality technology.

The seven point are: Skellig Michael (Ireland), Mount St. Michael in Cornwall (UK), Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy (France), Sacra di San Michele (Italy), Santuario di San Michele del Gargano (Italy), Symi (Greece), Mount Carmel (Israel). 

The VR environment allows for an exploration of the involved locations; however, in order to fully exploit the technology, Line up wants to enrich the experience of the tourists through VR features or Augmented Reality enhancement so that the user is not only traveling from one place to the other but he is also able to see inherent meaning developed during the journey.
Project proposer:   Michele Barghini ()
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Consultancy
Call for proposal title:  Supporting the Promotion and Development of Transnational Thematic Tourism Products Linked to Cultural and Creative Industries 
Call for proposal identifier:  COS-TOURCCI-2017-3-03

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We are already in contact with a public authority; according to the call requirements, we need to take on board:

- a Cultural and Creative Industry SME, especially one with an expertise in new technologies applied to the sector (virtual reality, augmented reality);
- a tour operator, especially one with an expertise in creating and selling innovative touristic products. 
Expertise sought: ICT Applications, 
Roles sought: Project coordinator, Project participant, 
Organisation types sought: Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), 
Countries sought: Greece, United Kingdom, France, Israel, 

Call for proposal specific information
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