Charity Everett is creating The Story of Humanity told through Augmented Reality
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Go Back Fetch
It is a project 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 story of humanity is about living, thriving, surviving, escaping, fighting, existing, and hoping through seemingly insurmountable odds. This unwillingness to be broken 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 ancient 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.

The presentation will be through wall decals arranged in a timeline of events from the moment that humans discovered how to make fire, leading up to present day. It will be broken up into 3 sections: the beginning, the middle, and the now. When scanned, it will look like charcoal cave drawings come to life and act out the story on the wall in a kind of shadow play.

This project will be released episodically beginning with when humans first discovered fire. The episodes will be released with accompanying decals that you scan to get the next part of the story.
Rewards
There are no tiers here
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I want you to join me on my journey as I work to create a future of immersive media that is equitable and inclusive while empowering "unexpected" people to try their hand at technology as an expressive medium.


Think of it as a subscription fee that you don't actually have to subscribe to in order to get anything, but the provider of said subscription would love it if you *did* throw in a buck or so.  



Go Back Fetch
It is a project 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 story of humanity is about living, thriving, surviving, escaping, fighting, existing, and hoping through seemingly insurmountable odds. This unwillingness to be broken 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 ancient 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.

The presentation will be through wall decals arranged in a timeline of events from the moment that humans discovered how to make fire, leading up to present day. It will be broken up into 3 sections: the beginning, the middle, and the now. When scanned, it will look like charcoal cave drawings come to life and act out the story on the wall in a kind of shadow play.

This project will be released episodically beginning with when humans first discovered fire. The episodes will be released with accompanying decals that you scan to get the next part of the story.

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Rewards
There are no tiers here
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
I want you to join me on my journey as I work to create a future of immersive media that is equitable and inclusive while empowering "unexpected" people to try their hand at technology as an expressive medium.


Think of it as a subscription fee that you don't actually have to subscribe to in order to get anything, but the provider of said subscription would love it if you *did* throw in a buck or so.