Technology

Wellington is already a world leader in immersive and interactive technology, and with our Creative Cities network we will take this story to the world

LED screens at Avalon studios

Our focus

The exponential growth in screen technology has expanded the way we make and interact with visual stories. Interactive and immersive screen technologies already contribute to advancements beyond storytelling.

This is an opportunity to explore new ways to use screen technology to enhance our world and contribute to a more sustainable, liveable city.

Our plans

  • To ensure Wellington is seen as a hub for future screen technology innovation
  • Explore the diversity of stories through interactive/immersive screen experiences
  • Cross over applications to improve our world and contribute to the Sustainable Development Agenda
  • Provide more diversity in specialised technology fields

Our actions

We are working in tandem with the tech sector, archives, museums and filmmakers on an AR film heritage trail that will connect people with Wellington’s rich and diverse film history.

We know Wellington is world-renowned for its blockbusters and international productions, but there is another layer of local, indigenous and historically significant visual stories that the “AR virtual museum” can help uncover.

It’s a project that takes the idea of a film museum to the streets, an AR platform that will allow residents and visitors alike to interact with the stories behind our stories, in the places they happened.

The project’s development is aligned with the United Nations Sustainability agenda 2030 by involving significant stakeholders and community in a co-design process. The build will also include jobs and skills development for our city's young people, particularly those from previously underserved and underrepresented groups.