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Eisenhower Memorial Going High Tech

10:22 AM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite ongoing disagreement over the design of a national memorial to President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, planners are creating a high-tech virtual memorial to accompany the monument.

A congressional commission developing the memorial has quietly launched a preview of an "e-memorial" being developed online to show how multimedia features would complement Frank's Gehry's design for a National Mall memorial.

The e-memorial will eventually include a mobile app using "augmented reality" technology to superimpose historic images and recordings onto the memorial scene. It will include stories of Eisenhower as president and as World War II general.

Media design firm Local Projects LLC is creating the e-memorial after creating interactive features for New York's 9/11 Memorial.

Founder Jake Barton says the new technology will introduce Eisenhower to a new generation.

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