Augmented Reality Video

Special 25



Special 25 is an augmented reality experience in San Francisco that showcases nine fictional narratives inspired by historical events.


Visitors can use a touring machine to scan photographic images and immerse themselves in the stories, exploring the sights and sounds of the past.


Although rooted in the city's history, Special 25 is not a mere retelling of the past. It is a work of fiction that captures the town's essence and people.


The main scenes designed for AR.


Ingame level in AR

Demo Display

Special 25 full walk through on Android Phone.

After the devastating aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, life seemed to gradually return to following average years of extensive reconstruction efforts. However, on an ordinary day, tragedy struck when passengers on a rail car noticed a raised obstacle obstructing the running rail. In sheer terror, the 22 passengers onboard watched helplessly as the car appeared destined for a fatal collision. Despite their quick realization, the car had already begun to skid and veer off course, careening dangerously toward a potential abyss. Amidst the chaos and screams of the passengers, the gripman on board bravely sprang into action. With remarkable courage and selflessness, he made the split-second decision to jump from the car and use his body as a brake to redirect the train back onto the right path, saving the lives of all the passengers on board. Sadly, the gripman's act of heroism came at a high cost. He suffered severe blood loss from his legs and ultimately succumbed to his injuries, passing away on what would have been his 25th birthday. In honor of his selfless sacrifice, the rescued passengers collectively named the car "Special 25," an enduring tribute to the gripman's bravery and unwavering dedication to protecting the safety of others.

Site Specific AR

Set against San Francisco's iconic cable car backdrop and the historical events following the devastating 1906 earthquake, this story weaves a compelling tale of bravery and selflessness. The protagonist, an unassuming and humble everyman, rises to the challenge in the face of adversity and becomes a symbol of hope and courage for all who witness his actions. Through the power of storytelling, this tale honors the ordinary men and women who have made extraordinary sacrifices throughout history. It highlights the importance of recognizing the contributions of everyday heroes, those who may not have grand titles or accolades but possess an unyielding spirit and a deep sense of dedication to their fellow humans. In exploring the themes of sacrifice and heroism, this story offers a poignant reminder of the impact that every one of us can have on the world, regardless of our station in life. It is a tribute to the power of the human spirit and an inspiration to all who seek to make a difference in the world around them.


  • Cinema 4D
  • Unity
  • Premiere Pro
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop

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