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Shared thoughts from our team on history, education, technology and anything else we can think of!

Creating a Portal in Time

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Experience Real History
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Technology

When Apple introduced their new iOS 11 ARKit, we knew it would be a great fit for the Alamo Edition. The kit provided a framework to create “portals” and therefore great augmented reality experiences.

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Nov
20
2017

Rise Above the Action

By
Experience Real History
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Technology

We debated how to show the battle. Ground level is the way a soldier would have viewed the action, but that only lends itself to viewing a very small portion of what occurred.

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Dec
14
2017

Why would she die, fighting for a Texas that embraced slavery?

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Experience Real History
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In
Story

There are aspects of the Alamo Story that remain somewhat of a mystery The scene opens from above the southwest emplacement. We see bodies scattered around the 18-pounder.

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Jan
15
2018

Augmented Reality: Can it Really be Used in History Class?

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Experience Real History
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EdTech

Augmented reality is the integration of digital information with the user’s environment in real time. Most people confuse augmented reality with virtual reality.

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Jan
17
2018

Why Include the Most Hated Song in Texas?

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Experience Real History
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In
Historical Accuracy

In the Experience Real History: Alamo Edition app, the Experience Real History producers could have added any background music, or no music at all.

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Jan
17
2018

If you could visit the Alamo in 1836, what would you see?

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Experience Real History
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In
Historical Accuracy

Here are screen captures from the 3D computer-generated models of the Alamo in 1836. With the aid of our augmented reality app you will be able to visit the Alamo compound as it existed then.

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Jan
20
2018

You Say You Want a Revolution?

By
Stephen Hardin, Ph.D.
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In
Education

I love books. I read them, review them, restore them, collect them, and write them. Growing up as an only child, books became my friends and playmates.

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Jan
22
2018

March 5-6. 1836 Hour by Hour

By
Stephen Hardin, Ph.D.
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In
Historical Accuracy

Thank you to Dr. Stephen Hardin for this account of the battle from the perspective of a Mexican reporter. In our app, the story of Alamo is as engaging as the technology we use to bring it to life.

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Mar
5
2018

Soldados Attack the Long Barracks

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Experience Real History
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Historical Accuracy

On March 6, 1836, the Mexican army breached the outer defenses of the Alamo compound. Some of the defenders retreated to the Long Barracks behind barricaded there and prepared to fight to the last.

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Feb
16
2018

The Forgotten Women of the Alamo

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Experience Real History
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Education

Of the many stories about the Alamo, one of the least understood is the roll women played. There were three distinct, but very similar groups of women.

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Feb
2
2018

Storytelling in a Non-Linear Medium

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Experience Real History
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In
Story

In developing the concept for the Alamo AR experience we realized we would have to invent a new form of storytelling. It had to be non-linear.

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Jan
27
2018

Artist and Historian Provides Accuracy to Alamo Augmented Reality App

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Experience Real History
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Historical Accuracy

When building the models for the Augmented Reality app, Experience Real History naturally turned to Gary Zaboly for help. The developers recreated his illustrations in exact 3D models.

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Jan
26
2018