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2584 Sat 7th to 2591 Sat 14 Apr 2018 LESSON in Awakeness Practices All 84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas Traditionally the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so; certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections: The discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses. The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and from the priests 2000; these are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided into 2,547 banawaras, containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters. http://www.buddha-vacana.org/ BuddhaSasana-The Home of Pali Buddha Vacana — The words of the Buddha — Classical Buddhism (Teachings of the Awakened One with Awareness) belong to the world, and everyone have exclusive rights: is the most Positive Energy of informative and research oriented site propagating the teachings of the Awakened One with Awareness the Buddha and on Techno-Politico-Socio Transformation and Economic Emancipation Movement followed by millions of people all over the world. Rendering exact translation as a lesson of this University in one’s mother tongue to this Google Translation https://translate.google.com and propagation entitles to become a Stream Enterer (Sottapanna) and to attain Eternal Bliss as a Final Goal. Analytic Insight-Net - FREE Online Analytic Insight-Net Tipiṭaka Research & Practice University and related NEWS through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org in
105 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES “The first and foremost thing that must be recognised is that Hindu Society is a myth. The name Hindu is itself a foreign name. ( The just 0.1% intolerant, cunning, crooked, number one terrorists of the world, violent, militant, ever shooting, lynching, lunatic, mentally retarded rapist chitpavan brahmin RSS (Rowdy Raskshas Swayam Sevaks ) are outsiders. They are Paradesis from Bene Israeli. After gobbling the Master Key by tampering the fraud EVMs the Murderers of democratic institutions (Modi) of BJP (Brashtachar Jiyadha Psychopths have become emboldened and are indulging in all sorts of atrocities on 99.9% sarvajan Samaj including the SC/ST and Converted Religious Minorities. To stop this the Sarvajan Samaj must unite and put all efforts to bring back Ballot Papers in place of EVMs which has negated the Universal Adult Franchise and to stop the worst form of exploitation in the last 4 years and that too the last one year of Yogi’s rule in UP. we must take oath to overythrow these ant-women BJP and see these people with hatred, anger, jealousy and delusion which are defilement of the mind are put in mental asylums for their madness.)- Augmented Reality Brings Kyoto’s Oldest Zen Temple into the Future
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Awakeness Practices

All 84,000 Khandas As Found in the Pali Suttas

Traditionally
the are 84,000 Dharma Doors - 84,000 ways to get Awakeness. Maybe so;
certainly the Buddha taught a large number of practices that lead to
Awakeness. This web page attempts to catalogue those found in the Pali
Suttas (DN, MN, SN, AN, Ud & Sn 1). There are 3 sections:

The
discourses of Buddha are divided into 84,000, as to separate addresses.
The division includes all that was spoken by Buddha.”I received from
Buddha,” said Ananda, “82,000 Khandas, and  from the priests 2000; these
are 84,000 Khandas maintained by me.” They are divided into 275,250, as
to the stanzas of the original text, and into 361,550, as to the
stanzas of the commentary. All the discourses including both those of
Buddha and those of the commentator, are divided  into 2,547 banawaras,
containing 737,000 stanzas, and 29,368,000 separate letters.

http://www.buddha-vacana.org/

BuddhaSasana-The Home of Pali

 Buddha Vacana
— The words of the Buddha —
Classical Buddhism (Teachings of the Awakened One with Awareness) belong to the world, and everyone have exclusive rights:

is
the most Positive Energy of informative and research oriented site
propagating the teachings of the Awakened One with Awareness the Buddha
and on Techno-Politico-Socio Transformation and Economic Emancipation
Movement followed by millions of people all over the world.

Rendering
exact translation as a lesson of this University in one’s mother tongue
to this Google Translation https://translate.google.com and propagation
entitles to become a Stream Enterer (Sottapanna) and to attain Eternal
Bliss as a Final Goal.  Analytic Insight-Net - FREE Online Analytic
Insight-Net Tipiṭaka Research & Practice University and related NEWS
through http://sarvajan.ambedkar.org in
105 CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
 

“The first and
foremost thing that must be recognised is that
Hindu
Society is a myth. The name Hindu is itself a foreign name. ( The just
0.1% intolerant, cunning, crooked, number one terrorists of the world,
violent, militant, ever shooting, lynching, lunatic, mentally retarded
rapist chitpavan brahmin RSS (Rowdy Raskshas Swayam Sevaks ) are
outsiders. They are Paradesis from Bene
Israeli. After gobbling the Master Key by tampering the fraud EVMs the
Murderers of democratic institutions (Modi) of BJP (Brashtachar Jiyadha
Psychopths have become emboldened and are indulging in all sorts of
atrocities on 99.9% sarvajan Samaj including the SC/ST and Converted
Religious Minorities. To stop this the Sarvajan Samaj must unite and put
all efforts to bring back Ballot Papers in place of EVMs which has
negated the Universal Adult Franchise and to stop the worst form of
exploitation in the last 4 years and that too the last one year of
Yogi’s rule in UP. we must take oath to overythrow these ant-women BJP
and see these people with hatred, anger, jealousy and delusion which are
defilement of the mind are put in mental asylums for their madness.)

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/augmented-reality-brings-kyotorsquos-oldest-zen-temple-into-the-future


Augmented Reality Brings Kyoto’s Oldest Zen Temple into the Future

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Kennin-ji,
the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto has taken a step into the 21st century
with last week’s launch of the “MR Museum.” The new digital experience
offers visitors a unique new way to view and interact with the temple,
by turning static art into a living, moving holographic narrative
through the application of mixed, or augmented, reality (MR) that
includes a holographic Buddhist monk who provides an educational
commentary. 

Using 3D digital
imagery and HoloLens headsets, Tokyo-based hakuhodo-VRAR, a company
specializing in virtual and augmented reality technologies, uses MR to
bring an added dimension to the spectacular and highly influential byobu folding screen Wind God and Thunder God, a 17th century national treasure created by the renowned artist Tawaraya Sotatsu (c. 1570–c. 1640).

“The
folding screen of Fujin and Raijin is Japan’s most famous national
treasure, and we’ve used HoloLens MR technology to enable people to
‘feel’ the concept of a bountiful harvest that the work depicts, rather
than just view it,” said hakuhodo executive creative director Kazuhiro
Suda. “By overlaying the wind and rain brought by the gods of wind and
thunder around the double screen, we’ve attempted to communicate what
the artist had in mind to those viewing this masterpiece.” (Next
Reality)


Kennin-ji monk Shundo Asano, whose image was used for the MR experience, dons a HoloLens headset. From youtube.com
Kennin-ji monk Shundo Asano, whose image was used for the MR experience, dons a HoloLens headset. From youtube.com

The holographic narrative provides visitors with a new way to experience and understand Sotatsu’s 17th century masterpiece. From youtube.comhe holographic narrative provides visitors with a
new way to experience and understand Sotatsu’s 17th century masterpiece.
From youtube.com

Wind God and Thunder God,
housed at Kennin-ji, comprises a pair of bi-folded screens, each
measuring 169.8 centimeters by 154.5 centimeters, and depicting Raijin,
the Shinto god of lightning, thunder, and storms, and Fujin, the god of
wind, both rendered in ink and color on gold-foiled paper.

The
holographic narrative provides visitors with a new way to experience
and understand Sotatsu’s 17th century masterpiece, and the stories
behind its creation, all under the guidance of a holographic Kennin-ji
monk.

According to Microsoft,
which developed the HoloLens technology: “Viewers will be immersed in a
totally new way of experiencing cultural treasures as they are drawn
into a dynamic graphic narrative featuring rainclouds alive with
lightning and thunder, a lush Earth below, a vast cosmos, and other
motifs. The advanced viewing experience also includes 3D renditions of
works on the same Fujin and Raijin theme by Ogata Korin, Sakai Hoitsu
and other artists of the Rinpa school who were inspired by Tawaraya
Sotatsu, enabling viewers to compare the works.” (Mobile Nations)

“I think
it’s really wonderful to be able to experience this national treasure,
the folding screen of Fujin and Raijin in this way,” said Buddhist monk
Shundo Asano, whose image was used for the MR experience. “But I must
admit, I never imagined myself being captured in 3D in this way.” (Next
Reality)

The MR holographic
narrative at Kennin-ji ran from 22–24 February and continues at Kyoto
National Museum from 28 February–2 March.

Founded
in 1202, Kennin-ji, a major temple of the Rinzai school of Zen
Buddhism,  is considered one of the five most important Zen temples in
Kyoto. The monk Eisai (1141–1215), who is credited with introducing both
Zen Buddhism and green tea to Japan, was the temple’s founding abbot
and is buried within the grounds. A combination of Zen, Tendai, and
Shingon practices were conducted at the temple in its early years, but
Kennin-ji became a purely Zen temple under its 11th abbot, the Chinese
monk Lanxi Daolong (1213–1278). The renowned Zen master Dogen
(1200–1253), who went on to found Soto Zen, also trained at Kennin-ji.


The digital experience provides an immersive new medium for learning about cultural treasures. From youtube.comThe digital experience provides an immersive new medium for learning about cultural treasures. From youtube.com
Augmented reality helps explain the background and inspiration behind the art. From youtube.comAugmented reality helps explain the background and inspiration behind the art. From youtube.com

See More

The Oldest Zen Temple in Kyoto Kenninji
HoloLens adds mixed reality to a Japanese national treasure (engadget)
Japanese lab uses HoloLens to help people learn about art (on MSFT)
HoloLens to help bring Japanese national treasure to life with mixed reality (Mobile Nations)
Microsoft’s HoloLens Transports One of Japan’s Oldest Temples into the Future in Kyoto (Next reality)

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https://drambedkarbooks.com/2011/05/17/best-wishes-for-the-buddhas-2600th-jayanti/
I also take refuge in the words of the Buddha to be your own guide. Take
refuge in your own reason. Do not listen to the advice of others. Do
not succumb to others. Be truthful and take refuge in the truth. Never
surrender to anything. If you keep in mind this message of Lord Buddha
at this juncture, I am sure, your decision will not be wrong. (Babasaheb
Ambedkar in 1936 at Dadar Mumbai)

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Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti Quotes

Inspirational Ambedkar Jayanti Quotes


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Ambedkar Jayanti Messages / SMS 2018

Ambedkar Jayanti
is celebrated by the people with great enthusiasm as a festival every
year on 14th April. The day is celebrated to honour the birthday of Dr
Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and his contributions done for the Prabuddha Bharath  people.
This year marks the 127th birthday anniversary celebration and to
remember his memories. The best Ambedkar Jayanti SMS in English and Hindi, and Happy Ambedkar Jayanti Wishes .

Ambedkar Jayanti Quotes 2017

He was born in the year 1891,
and it was a very big moment for the people of Prabuddha Bharath. The day has been
declaring as a public holiday every year all over the Country. As of like
every year the people of the whol;e country pay homage to his statue at the Parliament House in New
Delhi and all over the country.Ambedkar Jayanti Wishes

Ambedkar Jayanti SMS
People worship Ambedkar  by keeping his statue or photo in their home. Show your respect by sending Bhim Jayanti SMS
for Whatsapp Face Book, Twitter, and also Dr Ambedkar jayanti wishes and spread the
inspiration of him. At this day people make a parade by keeping his
statue in front, and also enjoy dancing using dhol. The people of Prabuddha Bharath
celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti remember his enormous contributions for the
poor people.


Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar is considered as the father of
Indian Constitution who had sketched the Marvellous Modern Constitution of India. Ambedkar
was the great human rights activists who were born on 14th of April in
the year 1891. Share Ambedkar Jayanti Messagesin English through social
media.
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http://www.freepressjournal.in/…/16-famous-quotes-by…/824090
1. “They cannot make history who forget history”.

2. “Be Educated, Be Organised and Be Agitated”
3. “I like the religion that teaches liberty, equality and fraternity”

4. “Life should be great rather than long”.

5. “If I find the constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.”

6. “Cultivation of mind should be the ultimate aim of human existence”.

7. “If you believe in living a respectable life, you believe in self-help which is the best help”.


8. “We must stand on our own feet and fight as best as we can for our
rights. So carry on your agitation and organize your forces. Power and
prestige will come to you through struggle”.

9. “The history of India is nothing but a history of a mortal conflict between Buddhism and Brahminism”.

10. “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.”
11. “Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as
a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”

12.
“Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to
rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule
another class.”


13. “The relationship between husband and wife should be one of closest friends.”


14. “Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a
reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician
who defies Government.”

15. “A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.”

16. “Law and order are the medicine of the body politic and when the body politic gets sick, medicine must be administered.”

https://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/04/14/30-ambedkar-quotes-that-may-surprise-the-bjp_a_22039425/


30 Ambedkar Quotes That Must and Should  Surprise The BJP (Brashtachar Jiyadha Psychopaths)

“Hindu raj must be prevented at any cost,” wrote Ambedkar.

The
Brashtachar Jiyadha Psychopaths (BJP) and the Murderer of democratic
institution (Modi) plans to celebrate Marvellous Modern Constitutional
hero Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s  birthday. It is surprising that they are doing
so, because the
BJP’s Stealth, shadowy, discriminatory  hindutva cult agenda is at odds
with what Ambedkar wrote on Hinduism,
Hindu nationalism, even beef-eating. Here are 30 Ambedkar quotes that
may actually surprise the BJP.

On Hinduism and caste

  1. “The
    first and foremost thing that must be recognised is that
    Hindu
    Society is a myth. The name Hindu is itself a foreign name. ( The just
    0.1% intolerant, cunning, crooked, number one terrorists of the world,
    violent, militant, ever shooting, lynching, lunatic, mentally retarded
    rapist chitpavan brahmin RSS (Rowdy Raskshas Swayam Sevaks ) are
    outsiders. They are Paradesis from Bene
    Israeli. After gobbling the Master Key by tampering the fraud EVMs the
    Murderers of democratic institutions (Modi) of BJP (Brashtachar Jiyadha
    Psychopths have become emboldened and are indulging in all sorts of
    atrocities on 99.9% sarvajan Samaj including the SC/ST and Converted
    Religious Minorities. To stop this the Sarvajan Samaj must unite and put
    all efforts to bring back Ballot Papers in place of EVMs which has
    negated the Universal Adult Franchise and to stop the worst form of
    exploitation in the last 4 years and that too the last one year of
    Yogi’s rule in UP. we must take oath to overythrow these ant-women BJP
    and see these people with hatred, anger, jealousy and delusion which are
    defilement of the mind are put in mental asylums for their madness.)
  2. It was
    given by the Mohammedans to the natives for the purpose of
    distinguishing themselves [from them]. It does not occur in any Sanskrit
    work prior to the Mohammedan invasion. They did not feel the necessity
    of a common name, because they had no conception of their having
    constituted a community. Hindu Society as such does not exist. It is
    only a collection of castes. Each caste is conscious of its existence.
    Its survival is the be-all and end-all of its existence. Castes do not
    even form a federation. A caste has no feeling that it is affiliated to
    other castes, except when there is a Hindu-Muslim riot. On all other
    occasions each caste endeavours to segregate itself and to distinguish
    itself from other castes.”
  3. “The world owes much to rebels who would dare to argue in the face
    of the pontiff and insist that he is not infallible. I do not care about
    the credit which every progressive society must give to its rebels. I
    shall be satisfied if I make the Hindus realise that they are the sick
    men of India, and that their sickness is causing danger to the health
    and happiness of other Indians.”
  4. “Each caste not only dines among itself and marries among itself,
    but each caste prescribes its own distinctive dress. What other
    explanation can there be of the innumerable styles of dress worn by the
    men and women of India, which so amuse the tourists? Indeed the ideal
    Hindu must be like a rat living in his own hole, refusing to have any
    contact with others. There is an utter lack among the Hindus of what the
    sociologists call “consciousness of kind.” There is no Hindu
    consciousness of kind. In every Hindu the consciousness that exists is
    the consciousness of his caste. That is the reason why the Hindus cannot
    be said to form a society or a nation.”
  5. “Anyone who relies on an attempt to turn the members of
    the caste Hindus into better men by improving their personal character
    is in my judgment wasting his energy and bugging an illusion.”
  6. “The Hindus criticise the Mohammedans for having spread
    their religion by the use of the sword. They also ridicule Christianity
    on the score of the Inquisition. But really speaking, who is better and
    more worthy of our respect–the Mohammedans and Christians who attempted
    to thrust down the throats of unwilling persons what they regarded as
    necessary for their salvation, or the Hindu who would not spread the
    light, who would endeavour to keep others in darkness, who would not
    consent to share his intellectual and social inheritance with those who
    are ready and willing to make it a part of their own make-up? I have no
    hesitation in saying that if the Mohammedan has been cruel, the Hindu
    has been mean; and meanness is worse than cruelty.”
  7. “To put the matter in general terms, Hinduism and social
    union are incompatible. By its very genius Hinduism believes in social
    separation, which is another name for social disunity and even creates
    social separation. If Hindus wish to be one, they will have to discard
    Hinduism. They cannot be one without violating Hinduism. Hinduism is the
    greatest obstacle to Hindu Unity. Hinduism cannot create that longing
    to belong which is the basis of all social unity. On the contrary
    Hinduism creates an eagerness to separate.”



Tag: augmented reality


Andrew’s Spring 2018 Update

Fall and
winter terms were an exciting time for me, with the arrival of our new
3D printer and the in-class trial of one of my Augmented Reality (AR)
applications. Spring term will be just as exciting but a bit more
virtual for me, as I will be spending time developing virtual
experiences for Psychology and making virtual proteins a reality.

Spring term will also see more
development and another full trial of our Biochemistry AR application.
Working together with Rou-Jia Sung, we will be developing additional
modules for use within the Intro to Biochemistry course this term. On
this front, we will also be applying for a NSF grant to fund further
research into the use of AR within a classroom setting. Excitingly, the
AR application will be presented twice this term at the
Online Learning Consortium (OLC) in Nashville and at the Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER).

Spring will also be an exciting time
for me personally. Now I am settled in Carleton, and having worked with
the wonderful librarians, I am about to embark on writing my third book
Visualizations in Cultural Heritage.
The book will look at the history and development of the multitude of
visualizations employed within the Cultural Heritage field.



Above us only digital sky: Augmenting Real Life


Time for my second post. This post is a lot later than expected; I still haven’t got this blogging down yet.

As part of the fun new tech we have been purchasing at Carleton, we managed to get a hold of a Hololens. Unlike the HTC Vive,
which is VR, the Hololens is AR (Augmented Reality). The Hololens is an
impressive piece of kit and one I am the most excited about. According
to Microsoft (its developer), the Hololens is “the first self-contained,
holographic computer, enabling you to engage with your digital content
and interact with holograms in the world around you.” In normal terms,
it is a tiny computer attached to a set of glass lenses, which look like
a very futuristic headset.

These lenses are where the magic
happens. The Hololens has three layered screens for Red, Green and Blue
channels, which are combined to render full-color objects. The onboard
computer uses an inertial measurement unit to calculate the location of
you and the “holographic” object within your surrounds. This technology
work in a similar way to AR on your cell phone with games like Pokemon Go and Ingress.

The Hololens opens up some
fascinating teaching possibilities. Unlike the Vive and VR, which is
very isolating and a single users experience, the Hololens and AR can be
developed to be a multi-user experience. This multi-user experience
enables to each Hololens to view the same 3D, providing some exciting
possibilities within the class.

One of the first projects we worked
on was to develop an AR model of the Piper J3 Cub used to train Carleton
students in the 1940-50s. This was a part of a museum display for
Sesquicentennial celebrations. The original idea of this project was to
utilize the VR and HTC Vive, but I felt the Hololens would be more fun
for visitors and would still allow them to be present within the space.
Thank you to PEPS for editing one of my favorite videos using the Hololens.

Video from Piper Cub J3 (https://vimeo.com/189338455). Watch this space for more fun videos!

 



dh2017 Recap

Sarah and Celeste give thumbs up next to their poster for dh2017

This month, Sarah Calhoun and I attended dh2017 in Montreal to present a prototype augmented reality app co-developed with Andrew Wilson and Adam Kral. Our poster and additional resources are linked here, but here’s the synopsis:

Our goal was to create an augmented
reality app that could better visualize complex and multiple
temporalities AND be an easy reusable resource for classroom use. We
chose a mural painted in a Thai Buddhist temple in the UK as our case
study because of its layered iconography: the mural depicts the Buddha’s
defeat of Mara, but the painter chose to include anachronistic elements
including machine guns, Vincent Van Gogh, and a rocket ship. We wanted a
way to highlight both the historical references, which could be plotted
along a traditional chronological timeline, and the temporality of
Buddha’s history which could not.

We got useful and positive feedback
from the poster session at dh, as well as additional ideas for refining
and extending the app from attending several sessions. Our next steps
are to clean up some of the identified bugs and do several rounds of
user testing with faculty, staff, and students to clarify how we
proceed.  

Kral, a rising sophomore, did the
bulk of the development work over the summer: learning Unity and
building it out in AR Toolkit.
His account of what he built is posted here, and we plan to continue building on Adam’s work and thank him for his efforts!

 



Student Post: Adam Kral on AR and VR Development

Guest post by Adam Kral (’20) on his summer work for Academic Technology.

So far over the summer I have been working on two projects: an
augmented reality app to display images related to Buddhism and a sky
diving simulator in virtual reality. Both projects have been built using
the Unity game engine. The Buddhism app started with a two-dimensional
slider that manipulated an image above it, as shown below.

screenshot of Buddhism app in development

I then converted this app to use augmented reality using AR Toolkit
5. When the camera is shown the background image, the images are now
shown in three-dimensional space. The slider has been replaced with a
joystick to manipulate the images. The finished product is shown below.

screenshot of Buddhism time app at end of phase 1

In addition to this AR app, I have been building a virtual reality
sky diving simulator for the HTC Vive. The player controls their drag,
x-y movement, and rotation via the movement of the controllers. This
movement is tracked by determining the controllers’ positional relation
to the headset. There is still work that needs to be done, such as
adding colliders and textures to buildings. Some screenshots from inside
the headset are below.



proposal accepted for dh2017!

photograph of temple wall with Buddhist art and alter in foreground

I’m thrilled to say that Andrew Wilson, Sarah Calhoun, and I had our poster proposal accepted for dh2017 in Montreal!
We’re experimenting with augmented reality for representing complex
temporalities in Buddhist temple murals, and creating lower barrier to
entry teaching modules using AR.

Our poster will outline our theoretical framework, detail our development process using Vuforia,
and provide possible avenues for further lines of inquiry and
applications for temporal visualizations. We’ll include static images of
the AR experience, as well as ways to access our project remotely.

We identify two main problems that this initial experiment will
address. The first is the issue of visualizing multiple temporalities.
Our motivating questions are: what are the visual and spatial
relationships between the chronological story of the Buddha defeating
Mara given how some Buddhists believe that the Buddha is personal and
eternal and always present throughout time? How is that expressed in the
mural through a wide range of artistic styles and historical
references? These questions will be answered through the course of our
research.

The second problem is a more practical question of how to use
augmented reality to further research and teaching of these complex
cultural concepts when both the visual and technical resources are
limited. We intend to use the extant low-res photographs available of
the Defeat of Mara temple mural and the augmented reality framework
Vuforia to create a cross-platform experience of the religious
expression. This will allow users to see and select individual elements
in the mural (such as the Mona Lisa or the spaceship) and engage with
the different ways one can order and make meaning out of the varied
chronologies and temporal references. Vuforia allows us to use an
existing framework that has the benefit of being accessible on multiple
platforms. We believe this is necessary for facilitating the adoption of
augmented reality for classroom and preliminary research uses.


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