• Yongding Men (photo by Yujun Jiang, 2017)
  • Beijing has changed a lot in the past century. The new transportation system, local business, and community have developed our lives, but they also replaced many historical landmarks. As a citizen, I know how important these invaluable architectures should be preserved as the memory of Beijing.

    According to the record, many city gates were demolished between the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution in China. Both the city and people suffered a lot during that time. When people talk about what the government and Chairman Mao did based on his communitarian vision, it is not easy to his decisions were right or wrong. As a leader, the only one thing that Mao had to consider is that he needed to lead people out of old China’s shadow, even though it cost a lot.
  • Video Mapping in Maya (video by Yujun Jiang, 2017)
  • Today, technology already occupies too much of our daily lives. People point out technology poses a threat because we nd it hard to live without. Based on that, why not use technology to revise the past, as a way to propose the future? Augmented reality allows me to simulate any city gate in a 3D model, bringing a new experience to people. In the rst version of my work Yongding Men, people can scan a QR code to see a computer-generated city gate as a virtual installation.​​​​​​​
  • Augmented Reality in Unity 3D (video by Yujun Jiang, 2017)
  • In the nal version, people should be able to use the physical copy of Beijing map to instead of a QR code, and they can locate and see the 3D mapping of the historical video. The video is the founding of People’s Republic of China and Mao Zedong’s speech in 1949; marking the beginning of Beijing city development. My goal is to rede ne the previous function of a map, and allow people to use it as an archive of our memory. The digital content represents the lost part of the history, and people can see it through AR: a portal connecting the past to us.​​​​​​​