Wed, Feb 24|
Beta Launch on Instagram
Augmented Reality Tour of 16th St. Mall
Experience the history of downtown Denver, Colorado, 16th St. Mall, right from your phone or tablet!
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST
Beta Launch on Instagram
About the event
We have partnered with Metcalf Archaeological Consultants and Factor Earth on a project that is changing how we tell stories of the past by using technology to create an immersive experience. Metcalf started Factor Earth, which is responsible for developing the virtual technology for Factor Earth Lite. Below is a statement by Factor Earth and how their technology is changing the way we "interact" with history.
"Factor Earth is an employee-owned software development company that invents and develops technologies to reveal more about the stories and places we all love. Our mission is to make the inaccessible easy to reach and simultaneously impactful. We envision an interactive, immersive world where anyone can learn more, do more and share meaningful experiences to create lasting impressions. Our suite of apps make the world easier to explore by offering secure, interactive and engaging environments for businesses, professionals and the public to manage and display heritage content. Our public app, Factor Earth Lite, is designed for institutions that steward cultural and environmental heritage to share experiences both on location using augmented reality (AR) or from the comfort of their user's home with Virtual Reality (VR). Content creators are able to track user engagement and understand what content resonates with their audience as well as creating new opportunities for economic development for your institution and the communities you serve. Factor Earth Lite is currently developing experiences for our soft launch happening at the end of this year . We're excited to be pioneering a new way for the public to explore our shared heritage and interact with the world."
Community Connections is contributing a historical walking tour that we have created for the 16th St. Mall in downtown Denver, Colorado. We believe that projects like this will change the way we connect in our communities through sharing historical experiences together. This is a free public resource for anyone who wants to join!
Factor Earth Lite Experience
- Multiple DatesSat, Oct 21Half Moon LotOct 21, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM MDTHalf Moon Lot, Trading Post Rd, Golden, CO 80401, USAThis guided hike will consist of two stops inside the caverns of Seven Ladders Rock at Red Rocks Park. The first focusing on the geology of the formation and the second exploring the Indigenous history of the park. Explore a portion of the park normally closed to the public!
- Sat, Oct 21The Buffalo Bill Museum and GraveOct 21, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM MDTThe Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden, CO 80401, USACome learn about William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, one of the most famous people of his time, and his Wild West show. See for yourself why he wanted to be buried on top of Lookout Mountain.
- Sat, Oct 21The Buffalo Bill Museum and GraveOct 21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM MDTThe Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, 987 1/2 Lookout Mountain Rd, Golden, CO 80401, USACome learn about William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, one of the most famous people of his time, and his Wild West show. See for yourself why he wanted to be buried on top of Lookout Mountain.
- Sat, Oct 21Roxborough Visitor CenterOct 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM MDTRoxborough Visitor Center, 4751 Roxborough Dr, Littleton, CO 80125, USARoxborough State Park is known for its dramatic red-rock formations but also is a National Archaeological Register District. Over 200 artifacts and 40 archaeological sites have been documented from Archaic and Woodland cultures. Come visit to learn more!
- Sat, Oct 2117695 Union Ave, Morrison, CO 80465, USAOct 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT17695 Union Ave, Morrison, CO 80465, USAThe camp houses one of the largest collections of intact CCC buildings in the United States. Fourteen of the original 15 buildings are intact along with most of the original landscape features. The men who lived at the camp built the nationally acclaimed Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
- Sat, Oct 21Lamb Spring Archaeological PreserveOct 21, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM MDTLamb Spring Archaeological Preserve, 9472 W Titan Rd, Littleton, CO 80125, USALamb Spring Archaeological Preserve is a major Paleo-Indian archaeological site in the metro Denver area. The site contains a large collection of bison and mammoth bones as well as artifacts and other items associated with the Paleo-Indian period. Tour the site to learn more!