Goodbyes, The Augmented Landscape, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem, MA

Kristin Lucas, Goodbyes, 2017, geolocation augmented reality

Salem's maritime ports have been the site of innumerable goodbyes between sailors, cadets, family, and lovers over the city's nearly 400-year history. 3d models collected through online markets-crafted by others for "goodbye" occasions-arrive and depart from the landscape. Tributes to discontinued and retired aircraft, vestiges of 3d artists graduating onto more challenging software, a melting snowman, a figure stoically waving goodbye, and more. Each model has its own backstory.