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Under the City Mobile (aka Lost River Finder) (Phone App)

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An interactive locative media application for the iPhone connected to a cross-platform documentary project about the past, present, and future of our lost urban waterways. Touching upon themes of history, architecture, art, urban exploration and ecology, this app takes us on a fascinating journey to discover the forgotten rivers, lakes, and streams that once crisscrossed the island of Montreal and that were, one by one, diverted underground into the city's sewer systems. The alpha prototype we will create with support from FPD will be based specifically on Montreal's history and urban landscape – but since almost every city can tell the tale of its own lost rivers, we envision adapting later iterations of the application for other cities.