Quantum Tours Americana is a website and app that enable participants to experience eight unique audio tours that take them on a trip through time. Each tour tells a story from Ballston’s history, or its imagined future, using interviews with local experts and recordings from the Arlington Historical Society to transport listeners into another world.
These stories bring new perspectives to Ballston, as lush sound effects and music recreate what it was like to stroll through the early days of the American settlers, and imagine what it will be like to fly through Ballston’s bustling streets of the far future.
Guiding listeners through these disparate elements is Quantum Tour Guide’s Rick Vallance and his artificial intelligence program. The narrations are combined with contemporary and historical recordings to touch on subjects like sustainability, technology, and community.
Connect to this tour via the BallstonConnect Mobile app or the Quantum Tourms Americana app (both available for iPhone by searching the App Store) and experience this rich mix of fantasy and history.
The Ballston BID thanks the Nature Conservancy for hosting this project, which is presented as part of the Public Displays of Innovation exhibition, and is not part of any Nature Conservancy program. The concept for the project, and the content, were developed solely by the artist and do not reflect any programs or positions of the Nature Conservancy.