Charity Everett - Go Back Fetch It  is creating AR/VR to tell the hidden stories of the human race globally
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A little backstory about me: I am a current Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.

                                   
                              PHOTO CREDIT TO JOHN WERNER AT AR IN ACTION
-MIT MEDIA LAB

I started working on this project as a part of an Artist in Residency when I decided I was going to try my hand at making history driven tech-art.


ME ON THE FIRST DAY OF MY RESIDENCY
             -INDUSTRY LAB, CAMBRIDGE
The reception has been mindblowing! Aside from my current Fellowships, I went on to show this work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Spaces Reality in Pasadena, MIT Hacking Arts, AR in Action, Digital Future’s Consortium Art Tech Psyche IV, the Game Developers Conference, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Art, and I held a residency in New York at IDEA Labs.
                                                  
  AT REALITY, VIRTUALLY HACKATHON WITH MAGIC LEAP HEADSET AND MI.MU GLOVES

I also work with an organization called Innovators for Purpose that exposes ethnically underserved youth to different hands-on learning initiatives paired with community organizations. This summer I am teaching them how to make Instagram and Snapchat filters in collaboration with the Cambridge Public Library.
                                   
      WITH MY AR DEVELOPMENT  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT INNOVATORS FOR                                             PURPOSE. - MIT

Go Back Fetch It The Project


                                           


is about the origins of humanity and how we all exist today because of what our shared ancestry was able to accomplish long ago. At its core, what makes us all human is our ability to keep fighting and innovating while ensuring a future for the next generation. That is what our ancestors did hundreds of thousands of years ago, and if they hadn't done it then, and continued to do it throughout all of history, we wouldn't be where we currently are: sitting comfortably at the top of the food chain.

                             
         THE TIMELINE OF THE HUMAN STORY

The story of humanity is about living, thriving, coexisting, discovering, loving, improving, and harmonizing through the ages.


This adaptability is epic in proportion and scope- yet integral to understanding human nature. Moving from the dawn of mankind and the blossoming of culture, to the expansion through the land-bridge between continents, to the change from nomadic to agrarian societies, to the rise of civilizations, all of history was born in Africa: the cradle of humanity.

      

This project embodies the spirit of the Ghanian Adinkra symbol called the Sankofa. It means "Go Back and Fetch It." It tells us the importance of working through our collective past so that we can move into the future. I have decided to take the spirit to heart in all aspects of this project while transcending the subject matter. While I am using the new technology of augmented reality to tell this story, I am interested in returning to the beginnings of major storytelling breakthroughs. The aesthetic draws from early charcoal cave drawings (the first storytelling medium). By presenting it as a shadow play, I can draw from the beginnings of acted out performance. By presenting it as black and white, I return to the origins of film making.

PRESENTING ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONS AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PHOTO CREDIT YOSHKA TRYBA

 
  But a main component of this project is data visualization and storytelling. Being able to convey information and data in a way that is intuitive and intriguing has the ability to ground learning in an area that is associated with enjoyment and play. There is no end to where it can take you if you let it.



  

Go Back Fetch It The Ethos believes in using the most bleeding edge technologies to tell the stories of the long ago and forgotten past. Most of these stories have gone mostly unknown and unfortunately underappreciated-both in the grand scheme of the contributions to humanity, and to those who would like to be more informed.
                                            
                  ME WITH AN ANCIENT BAS RELIEF AT THE HARVARD SEMITIC MUSEUM 
                                        PHOTO CREDIT ADAM CANVAS GIANGREGORIO

My work is to travel and meet with those who have a story to tell. Things you wouldn’t normally realize. For instance, did you know that Carthage is located in Tunisia?


Also, that the word for the continent “Africa” came from trade that Romans conducted in a city named “Afrika,” and came to be the term they used for the continent? Did you know that Hannibal Barka hailed from there? That the only image of the epic poet Virgil is an ancient Mosaic that depicts him?


I recently made a trip to Tunisia to present at the Tunisian Business Center, The Minsitry of Tourism, and the US Embassy, and kickstart a collaboration to use XR to bring to life their works.

                                   
                                        ME IN TUNISIA EXPLORING ROOFTOPS
                                   PHOTO COURTESY: MICHAEL CUCCURILLO


Since then, I have received similar interest from South Korea, and telling the history of the country through telling the history of Seoul in 3 eras, beginning with when it was originally built in placement due to Geomancing!

Needless to say that this has been a wild and crazy ride so far, and it’s just getting started!

Here’s the thing, I get up to so many interesting things all the time, that it can be difficult to keep up with keeping everyone informed. For instance, there was one week where I debuted a VR piece that I was contracted to work on, spoke on a panel at MIT with Dr. Cornel West at a collaborators thesis presentation, and then the next day had an art gallery opening at Harvard where Dr. Henry Louis Gates tried my work.


ME ON A PANEL WITH DR. CORNEL WEST


SHOWING DR GATES MY WORK- 
PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL K DAWSON

By joining as a supporter, you can help support me as I share what I experience, and learn with the world. If I get enough supporters, I can even hire a film crew to follow me!

$10 a Month
Many thanks! You’ll get all of the updates as I maneouver between worlds collecting information and stories, and pushing boundaries.

$25 a Month
Subscribers at $25 a month not only get all of the updates above, but you also get written and video updates on the things that I have learned, experienced, or explored during that span of time. Like the video on the Mercator map above that I produced with the head of Geospatial mapping at Harvard University.

$100 a Month
Get all of the above, with additional weekly behind the scenes insider updates, advanced notice on any BIG news, and an open invitation for a monthly chat- whether it is for mentorship, advice, support, or just checking in to see how each other are doing.

$250 a Month -Full Stakeholder Tier
Have a topic you are interested in seeing me explore further? Have an idea for an interesting future direction Go Back Fetch It can take? Want to be a part of shaping the journey? This tier comes will all of this as a Full Stakeholder. You get to be a part of the design and creation process and help me explore what data to present, how to present it, and how to get the message out. Become a part of the team, and let's make ARt-History together!

Join me on this journey as I trot the globe, bounce between elite institutions, learn forgotten history, inform the world, and push the boundaries of immersive storytelling!

Many thanks!
Tiers
Entry Journeyperson
$10 or more per month

$10 a Month
Many thanks! You’ll get all of the updates as I maneouver between worlds collecting information and stories, and pushing boundaries.

Wayfinder Tier
$25 or more per month

$25 a Month
Subscribers at $25 a month not only get all of the updates above, but you also get written and video updates on the things that I have learned, experienced, or explored during that span of time. Like the video on the Mercator map above that I produced with the head of Geospatial mapping at Harvard University.


Provisioner Tier
$100 or more per month

$100 a Month
Get all of the above, with additional weekly behind the scenes insider updates, advanced notice on any BIG news, and an open invitation for a monthly chat- whether it is for mentorship, advice, support, or just checking in to see how each other are doing.

Full Stakeholder Tier
$250 or more per month

$250 a Month -Full Stakeholder Tier
Have a topic you are interested in seeing me explore further? Have an idea for an interesting future direction Go Back Fetch It can take? Want to be a part of shaping the journey? This tier comes will all of this as a Full Stakeholder. You get to be a part of the design and creation process and help me explore what data to present, how to present it, and how to get the message out. Become a part of the team, and let's make ARt-History together!


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$27 of $300 per month
Thank you fam for getting me up and running to a great start! It means so much that the first backers who help get me here, are in for a very special treat. 
Thanks again!
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A little backstory about me: I am a current Fellow at the MIT Open Documentary Lab, and the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University.

                                   
                              PHOTO CREDIT TO JOHN WERNER AT AR IN ACTION
-MIT MEDIA LAB

I started working on this project as a part of an Artist in Residency when I decided I was going to try my hand at making history driven tech-art.


ME ON THE FIRST DAY OF MY RESIDENCY
             -INDUSTRY LAB, CAMBRIDGE
The reception has been mindblowing! Aside from my current Fellowships, I went on to show this work at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Spaces Reality in Pasadena, MIT Hacking Arts, AR in Action, Digital Future’s Consortium Art Tech Psyche IV, the Game Developers Conference, the Hutchins Center for African and African American Art, and I held a residency in New York at IDEA Labs.
                                                  
  AT REALITY, VIRTUALLY HACKATHON WITH MAGIC LEAP HEADSET AND MI.MU GLOVES

I also work with an organization called Innovators for Purpose that exposes ethnically underserved youth to different hands-on learning initiatives paired with community organizations. This summer I am teaching them how to make Instagram and Snapchat filters in collaboration with the Cambridge Public Library.
                                   
      WITH MY AR DEVELOPMENT  HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT INNOVATORS FOR                                             PURPOSE. - MIT

Go Back Fetch It The Project


                                           


is about the origins of humanity and how we all exist today because of what our shared ancestry was able to accomplish long ago. At its core, what makes us all human is our ability to keep fighting and innovating while ensuring a future for the next generation. That is what our ancestors did hundreds of thousands of years ago, and if they hadn't done it then, and continued to do it throughout all of history, we wouldn't be where we currently are: sitting comfortably at the top of the food chain.

                             
         THE TIMELINE OF THE HUMAN STORY

The story of humanity is about living, thriving, coexisting, discovering, loving, improving, and harmonizing through the ages.


This adaptability is epic in proportion and scope- yet integral to understanding human nature. Moving from the dawn of mankind and the blossoming of culture, to the expansion through the land-bridge between continents, to the change from nomadic to agrarian societies, to the rise of civilizations, all of history was born in Africa: the cradle of humanity.

      

This project embodies the spirit of the Ghanian Adinkra symbol called the Sankofa. It means "Go Back and Fetch It." It tells us the importance of working through our collective past so that we can move into the future. I have decided to take the spirit to heart in all aspects of this project while transcending the subject matter. While I am using the new technology of augmented reality to tell this story, I am interested in returning to the beginnings of major storytelling breakthroughs. The aesthetic draws from early charcoal cave drawings (the first storytelling medium). By presenting it as a shadow play, I can draw from the beginnings of acted out performance. By presenting it as black and white, I return to the origins of film making.

PRESENTING ONE OF MY INSPIRATIONS AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
PHOTO CREDIT YOSHKA TRYBA

 
  But a main component of this project is data visualization and storytelling. Being able to convey information and data in a way that is intuitive and intriguing has the ability to ground learning in an area that is associated with enjoyment and play. There is no end to where it can take you if you let it.



  

Go Back Fetch It The Ethos believes in using the most bleeding edge technologies to tell the stories of the long ago and forgotten past. Most of these stories have gone mostly unknown and unfortunately underappreciated-both in the grand scheme of the contributions to humanity, and to those who would like to be more informed.
                                            
                  ME WITH AN ANCIENT BAS RELIEF AT THE HARVARD SEMITIC MUSEUM 
                                        PHOTO CREDIT ADAM CANVAS GIANGREGORIO

My work is to travel and meet with those who have a story to tell. Things you wouldn’t normally realize. For instance, did you know that Carthage is located in Tunisia?


Also, that the word for the continent “Africa” came from trade that Romans conducted in a city named “Afrika,” and came to be the term they used for the continent? Did you know that Hannibal Barka hailed from there? That the only image of the epic poet Virgil is an ancient Mosaic that depicts him?


I recently made a trip to Tunisia to present at the Tunisian Business Center, The Minsitry of Tourism, and the US Embassy, and kickstart a collaboration to use XR to bring to life their works.

                                   
                                        ME IN TUNISIA EXPLORING ROOFTOPS
                                   PHOTO COURTESY: MICHAEL CUCCURILLO


Since then, I have received similar interest from South Korea, and telling the history of the country through telling the history of Seoul in 3 eras, beginning with when it was originally built in placement due to Geomancing!

Needless to say that this has been a wild and crazy ride so far, and it’s just getting started!

Here’s the thing, I get up to so many interesting things all the time, that it can be difficult to keep up with keeping everyone informed. For instance, there was one week where I debuted a VR piece that I was contracted to work on, spoke on a panel at MIT with Dr. Cornel West at a collaborators thesis presentation, and then the next day had an art gallery opening at Harvard where Dr. Henry Louis Gates tried my work.


ME ON A PANEL WITH DR. CORNEL WEST


SHOWING DR GATES MY WORK- 
PHOTO COURTESY MICHAEL K DAWSON

By joining as a supporter, you can help support me as I share what I experience, and learn with the world. If I get enough supporters, I can even hire a film crew to follow me!

$10 a Month
Many thanks! You’ll get all of the updates as I maneouver between worlds collecting information and stories, and pushing boundaries.

$25 a Month
Subscribers at $25 a month not only get all of the updates above, but you also get written and video updates on the things that I have learned, experienced, or explored during that span of time. Like the video on the Mercator map above that I produced with the head of Geospatial mapping at Harvard University.

$100 a Month
Get all of the above, with additional weekly behind the scenes insider updates, advanced notice on any BIG news, and an open invitation for a monthly chat- whether it is for mentorship, advice, support, or just checking in to see how each other are doing.

$250 a Month -Full Stakeholder Tier
Have a topic you are interested in seeing me explore further? Have an idea for an interesting future direction Go Back Fetch It can take? Want to be a part of shaping the journey? This tier comes will all of this as a Full Stakeholder. You get to be a part of the design and creation process and help me explore what data to present, how to present it, and how to get the message out. Become a part of the team, and let's make ARt-History together!

Join me on this journey as I trot the globe, bounce between elite institutions, learn forgotten history, inform the world, and push the boundaries of immersive storytelling!

Many thanks!

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Tiers
Entry Journeyperson
$10 or more per month

$10 a Month
Many thanks! You’ll get all of the updates as I maneouver between worlds collecting information and stories, and pushing boundaries.

Wayfinder Tier
$25 or more per month

$25 a Month
Subscribers at $25 a month not only get all of the updates above, but you also get written and video updates on the things that I have learned, experienced, or explored during that span of time. Like the video on the Mercator map above that I produced with the head of Geospatial mapping at Harvard University.


Provisioner Tier
$100 or more per month

$100 a Month
Get all of the above, with additional weekly behind the scenes insider updates, advanced notice on any BIG news, and an open invitation for a monthly chat- whether it is for mentorship, advice, support, or just checking in to see how each other are doing.

Full Stakeholder Tier
$250 or more per month

$250 a Month -Full Stakeholder Tier
Have a topic you are interested in seeing me explore further? Have an idea for an interesting future direction Go Back Fetch It can take? Want to be a part of shaping the journey? This tier comes will all of this as a Full Stakeholder. You get to be a part of the design and creation process and help me explore what data to present, how to present it, and how to get the message out. Become a part of the team, and let's make ARt-History together!