Dow Day virtually places you in 1967, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, when the students began a protest against the Dow chemical corporation for making napalm for the war. You take the role of a news reporter and investigate the different interests and perspectives of students, police and Dow employees.
We call this experience a Situated Documentary. Situated Documentaries replay a real life event in the context they took place.
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For a preview of what a player of Dow Day sees, below is the introduction video that is played as the game begins.
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If you would like to give Dow Day a try, install ARIS from the Apple App Store and Search for “Dow Day.” By touching the locations in Madison, WI on the map, you will be able to “Quick Travel” and see the first part for yourself!