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Home >> The AzTECH Trek: A Technology-Assisted Exploration of Art, Architecture, and History of San Diego State University
The AzTECH Trek: Explore SDSU's history, art and culture.


Want to learn more about SDSU history while strolling around campus?

Here' s your chance! As part of the SDSU Common Experience: Movement, proximity beacons have been placed at historicaly interesting spots on campus. Find the beacons with your mobile device and learn more about the buildings around you.

What is the Physical Web?

The Physical Web is a method for tying physical spaces or objects to information on the internet. Someone using a physical web browser is notified of useful content when they enter a physical space with a dedicated beacon, or are near an object broadcasting over Bluetooth.

How does it work?

Google's Physical Web protocol enables you to see a list of URLs being broadcast by objects in the environment around you. Any object or space can be associated with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon, a low powered, battery efficient device that broadcasts a URL. Physical Web browsers, such as Google Chrome, can scan for and display these URLs.

Take the AzTECH Trek

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth

Step 2. Get a Physical Web Browser

Physical Web Browser Logo Google Play Store
Apple App Store

Step 3. Find the Beacons