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Got History?By Got History?
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Got History?By Got History?
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$1,281
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 11 2018 12:06 AM UTC +00:00

About

Boston is more than the Freedom Trail. In fact, Beantown is the stories we tell to one another about people and places we see—and don’t see any longer.

It’s time to have a map that helps us uncover the layers of history hiding around us. A map that will be created and kept alive by our historic sites, curators, historians, archivists, AND ordinary citizens.

Introducing STORY POP, an augmented reality mobile app that tells Boston's story in an interactive way, linked with a physical map that will be in T Stations across the city.  Just scan AR+ maps at any Boston T stop and view/listen/learn stories about the hidden historical, artistic, and cultural gems of the area.  The content on STORY POP will be drawn from the amazing historical institutions of our city and crowdsourced by YOU the public.

Story Pop is the brainchild of a collaborative group of artists, historians and curators from a wide variety of institutions across the city.  Faced with the challenge of designing a solution for the problem that the history most commonly presented in Boston is limited and most people do not connect with and through it, we designed this map/app.  

There are treasures of stories hidden on websites no one sees and computers no one can access, in archives, museums, libraries and homes.  Story Pop is a consumer-interface for these riches, so that we all can be nourished by the humanity that lies within.  

Got history? is the coordinating initiative, FableVision the producer.  

So SCAN > POP UP > AND DISCOVER with STORY POP.

PLEASE NOTE:  FOR TAX REASONS, YOU CANNOT CONTRIBUTE TO THIS CAMPAIGN IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS!  

Risks and challenges

The STORY POP app is one of ways Got History? plans to build a movement to strengthen democracy by rewiring our nation’s relationship with history. We have already identified partners to design and execute the app. With your support, we expect to launch the app by end of 2019.

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    "A History of Boston in 50 Artifacts"

    Get a copy of one of our favorite books on the history of Boston, written by Joseph M. Badgley

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    Be a history ambassador and represent the Got History? movement with a soft, unisex t-shirt.

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    Choose a Pop-Up item for the map*

    You will be allowed to pick one of the T-Stations that will be among the first 10 launched as part of the App/Mapp.

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    With this cornerstone investment, you have the opportunity to place your company's logo on the physical map that will be displayed in the MBTA for one year. We have the MBTA's buy-in to provide advertising space in key stations across the grid to place the map on large signage: this will be a unique opportunity to provide visibility to your company's commitment to a multi-faceted view of Boston history.

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