Revitalise. Reimagine. reVix.

Project Description

Introducing reVix

Welcome to reVix – Revitalise and Remix the Historical Images. Our app breathes new life into historical images, connecting the past with the present through the power of technology. By tapping into the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) API, we provide access to a treasure trove of historical records, making them easily discoverable and engaging. By integrating cutting-edge Generative AI, reVix offers a unique experience that combines historical exploration, AI-driven tagging, and creative reimagining.

Our team

Introducing Our Team

Responsible for UX/UI design. He ensured that the navigation and interaction within our app is a seamless and enjoyable experience.
Responsible for the core role of integrating the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) API with Python, and experimenting with AI and Machine Learning Models. His role was to ensure that our proof-of-concept can be realised.
Responsible for scriptwriting, grounding our vision and crafting the documentation. He ensures our vision is consistent and that the narrative of reVix is conveyed effectively conveyed to the audience.
Responsible for the aesthetics of our project homepage and researching for the successful criteria for our project. Her illustrations capture our goals, solutions, and benefits of our project.

Our Goals

Our mission with reVix is tri-fold:Enhance Accessibility: We're committed to breaking down barriers to historical exploration. Through AI-generated tags, we make historical images more searchable, enabling researchers and enthusiasts to connect with the past effortlessly.Foster Creativity: reVix isn't just about data – it's about creativity. By allowing users to remix archival materials, we empower artistic expression, bringing the snapshots of the history to the modern world.Leverage Generative AI: We aim to showcase the potential of AI in organising the diverse datasets provided by PROV API. By processing historical records through Generative AI models, we enable potentials and new perspectives.

This is reVix

reVix is the combination of technology and historical exploration:Data Integration: Our app integrates with the PROV API, giving users direct access to historical records and images from the State and local government in Victoria.Generative AI Insights: Harnessing the power of Generative AI models, reVix analyzes Open Data from the PROV API. This process generates accurate tags, descriptions, and prompts for historical images, enhancing their context and discoverability.Creative Remixing: Our remixing feature invites users to reimagine historical materials artistically. Through creative reinterpretation, users contribute to a dynamic connection between the past and the present.Intuitive User Interface: reVix boasts an intuitive user interface that facilitates effortless exploration, tagging, and creative endeavors, ensuring accessibility to users of all technical backgrounds.

Our Data Story

The PROV API contains 75 122 records of ‘Photograph or Image’. Unfortunately, out of 75 122 photo-graphics and images, only 35 774 are digitised. Furthermore, its existence is relatively unknown to the public. Each image carries a piece of Australian history, a snapshot of a moment of life and culture, all tucked away ready to be unveiled.
My personal favourite is 'H784 Welded fire dogs RMIT | Subject : IRON craft’, a fascinating detail of a welded dog. I had found the figures adorable and thought what a pity it was as only a selected few were able to witness this snapshot of history, chronicled in a black and white. My curiously has led me seek out more snapshots of history using terms such as ‘craft’ and ‘giraffe’ only to be met with disappointment. The results had not been organised or filtered and I was overwhelmed with results irrelevant to my query.This has led me to ponder ways to effectively filter and sort results. By sorting and organising results, it would allow users to discern images that they wished to view. One way was to implement a semantic search algorithm which required tagging, assigning descriptions, titles and other assortment of features of modern database.For this reason, I had chosen to tackle 'Remix the Archives using the PROV API'. What had started as a simple tagging project has expounded to something greater. We are now trying to close the gap between the old and the new, using remix to bring it to the public forefront. We are weaponising humour to hip the hop. Through reVix, we wish that searching others have fun surfing through the archives as I did.

How It Works

reVix in Focus

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