A new kind of guided tour for Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum

This past weekend, associate professor of Landscape Architecture Peter Del Tredici and Teri Rueb (PhD ’11)—the latter the 2012–13 metaLAB artist in residence—released their “Other Order” app, which tours visitors to the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in Jamaica Plain. Using recorded conversations and sounds taken from the landscape, the “sound walk” functions using location-based technology. 

The release of the app was covered in both the Harvard Gazette and by SUNY Buffalo, where Rueb is Professor of Media Study with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Architecture and Planning.