Austin Digital Heritage Project

Austin Digital Heritage Project We’re using oral histories and VR to “restore” legendary locations like the Harlem Theater across East Austin. Goals: Build a community of practice that 1) Provides professional level training and employment within the creative economy. 2) Builds a virtual archive featuring oral histories of older residents of color. 3) Promotes multi-generational events that raise awareness of […]

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Help Us Build the E4 Virtual Archive (E4VA) of East Austin Oral Histories

Help Us Build the E4 Virtual Archive (E4VA) of East Austin Oral Histories The E4VA, pronounced “Eva”, will serve as a virtual archive of oral histories that will allow both new and long term residents, tourists and people in their homes all over the world, gain a better sense of Austin’s vanishing past. Volunteer Now […]

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VR Remix Party 2.0 One Sheet

Remix VR in the web browser in 10 minutes! E4 Youth is partnering with Latinitas and the Intel Foundation’s She Will Connect program to teach 1000 girls across Central Texas to remix VR stories about their lives over the coming year. So, we developed a “One-Sheet” for Intel volunteers to use as they coach the girls. The […]

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Snapping 360 Images from Google Street View

Introduction Here’s a hack for snapping 360 images directly from Google Street View at no cost. You used to be able to search and then download these images pretty easily using a site called istreetview.com. iStreetView.com was developed by a high school student who apparently disabled the search functionality due to massive fees for hosting […]

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VR Remix Party Update

Over the past year, E4 Youth has partnered with the Mozilla Foundation and Capital Factory to develop curriculum that helps high school teachers integrate immersive media and storytelling into their classrooms. The result of that work is what we now call VR Remix Parties. VR Remix Parties are community events that bring together educators, coders, […]

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VR Storytelling and Steps for Creating It

Why Develop VR Storytelling Curriculum? My name is Carl Settles, Founder/Executive Director of E4 Youth. In the Fall of 2017, E4 Youth received a grant from the Mozilla Foundation Gigabit Fund to support the development of curriculum that helps high school media arts teachers integrate VR/Immersive stoytelling into their classrooms. As part of the grant, […]

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