The Timetraveler app allows time travel at a small scale along the former Berlin Wall. By combining tracking software and a smartphone’s camera, it is possible to access localized documentary footage, which then is seamlessly integrated into the live image of the smartphone.
If you are standing at the Brandenburg Gate, for instance, you will see how the enthusiastic people pull each other onto the wall on November 9th 1989.
From the present scene you are looking through a window into the past and will become an eyewitness of successful escapes, the demolition of the Church of Reconciliation and the fall of the Wall.
September 17th, 2014 - APP LAUNCH
The Timetraveler app launches with support from the Berliner Morgenpost, Zitty Magazine Berlin and n-tv. Now available in German version for Android and iOS devices.
If you would like to get to know more about Timetravler please refer TechCrunch, t3n Magazine, Funke Mediengruppe and new-business.de.
Robin von Hardenberg studied philosophy and modern languages at Oxford University and directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). His short film SHADOW was nominated for the Student Academy Honorary Foreign Film Award (Student Oscar) and has won numerous international awards. While studying at the dffb he shot his first, sometimes awarded commercials. In 2005 he founded the Fat Lady Filmproduktion together with Maximilian Erlenwein, with which they realize documentaries, corporate videos and TV commercials.
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Project duration: five months