Democracy Then and Now

Project Details

Democracy Then and Now is a website built to provide historical audio tours to significant locations on the University of Maryland, College Park campus.  The site collected the essays and recorded audio narrations of a number of students across the campus, each providing historical contexts to locations related to the history of democracy in the United States.  This site utilized WordPress to collect stories from a number of users, and built a custom Soundcloud integration to each entry, pairing the hosted audio with a unique URL and generating a QR code for each entry.  By printing these QR codes and placing them in the physical locations, users were encouraged to take a tour of the campus locations, scanning and listening to the audio through this web application.