Wordsmith (Sanan seppä in Finnish) is a cinematic augmented reality experience situated in the Turku Cathedral. It takes the visitors in the Cathedral to the year 1514, that is, to the time before the reformation. It then represents the changes during the following decades from a viewpoint of a fictional family. The application gives an experience that is both educating and entertaining.The solution is based on the use of augmented reality technology, and runs on a tablet computer. The App is available for iOS and Android tablets.
The application was created to mark the 500th anniversary of the reformation in 2017. The production was done by our team members during the MIRACLE project of the University of Turku, in cooperation with the Turku and Kaarina Parish Union and Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. CTRL Reality maintains the application.