Building a community while preserving a history

Freedman Town 2.0 is an interactive augmented reality documentary chronicling the histories of one community in Denton, Texas using photographs, videos, mobile devices, and augmented reality.

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Augmented Reality Documentary

Summer of 2017, Filmmaker and Professor, Carla LynDale Carter-Bishop taught a 5-week course titled, Interactive Community Video, through the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas. During the course, 18 college students researched the history of Denton’s black community through various field trips to libraries, museums, archives and face-to-face interactions with the community. Students produced 20+ interactive videos that are triggered through various locations and images using an Augmented Reality App.