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M a r i a h

Mariah is an augmented reality app that tells stories of historical injustices occurring in important cultural institutions.

The project

This augmented reality experience has been created by artists Heather Snyder Quinn and Adam DelMarcelle. The project is named in memory of Mariah Lotti. She died of an overdose on 11 July 2011. Mariah was 19 years old.

The experience uses works from the Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to commemorate Mariah Lotti and the victims who lost their lives due to the opioid crisis in the United States.

For more information check the project's website.

The app

We developed the app together with Jake Juracka. It can only be used in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, by focusing on the works in the museum, the user can listen to the story of Mariah Lotti. At the same time, information related to the Sackler family and the opioid crisis appears above each work.

When you enter the area of the museum where the Temple of Dendur is located, the app allows you to place a virtual monument, where you can see a video of Mariah Lotti.


"An Augmented Reality App Connects the Life of an Opioid Victim to the Met Museum’s Sackler Wing" - Hyperallergic

"Mariah App, an augmented reality program, reveals haunting link of Met’s Sackler Wing to opioid crisis" - The Washington Post