The future of history is here.
A brilliant new window on Alamo history.
Through a careful blending of technology and scholarship, the Alamo Reality project invites you to travel back in time. Explore the legendary siege of the Alamo. Inspect the mission grounds. Walls. Gates. Barracks. Witness the reality behind the legend in a way never before possible.
Thanks to recent advances in tablet and smartphone technology, today’s history explorer can personally enter the VR time-stream and engage the established facts of the Alamo through interactive exhibits and souvenirs. Personalized VR coffee table books. Augmented Reality board maps. Standalone AR/VR applications for tablets, phones, and headsets.
300 years of history, one way to experience it all.
The exciting new technology of AR, already in the palm of your hand.
A record number of visitors are on their way to San Antonio. Ranked at #16 on on Travel & Leisure magazine’s list of 50 world destinations worth visiting, more than 1.3 million visitors visit the Alamo annually. And with the upcoming 2018 Tricentennial celebration, tourism officials are planning for even greater numbers. The 2018 Tricentennial is a statewide event celebrating San Antonio and its founding as the first successful town in Texas.
The Alamo VR/AR experience celebrates the cultural diversity of Texas and San Antonio. With the masterful implementation of emergent technology, the influence of Indian and Spanish colonialists, who lent important voice to the Alamo story are featured with new prominence.
Thanks to the Alamo Reality initiative, the powerful truths of the Alamo are more fully accessible to all ages. 800,000 Texas students in the 4th and 7th grades who study the History of Texas for a full year the Alamo VR/AV Experience provides a hallmark opportunity an application that brings the history to life on their smartphones.
A dream this big takes a dream team.
The Alamo Reality team owns the zone where art is informed by scholarship and technology.
A project of this scope and significance requires a dream team of producers, writers, designers, technologists, and leaders in the emerging field of AR/VR along with a skilled public relations strategist.
The Alamo Reality team of professionals has the depth of experience and proven creative and technical skills to not only envision a groundbreaking project of this magnitude, but to develop it as a stunning masterwork of art, technology and immersive historical storytelling.
Our creative and technical team is always at the forefront of exciting, imaginative projects, whether creating visual effects for motion pictures and games for Dreamworks, Miramax and Sony, providing historical guidance for feature films, leading professional software organizations, creating children’s television, designing interactive environments for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop or interactive learning titles for Disney, Discovery and Sesame Street.
Chairman, Alamo Reality
Lane is the Managing Partner of Remati Investments, LLC and an avid supporter of San Antonio.
CEO, Alamo Reality
President, Imagine Virtua
Michael McGar, has a history of setting technologically advanced standards in historical and digital storytelling, having produced the award winning “Alamo Victory or Death,” hailed by Texas Monthly as “the best history of Texas in any media.” He has worked with institutions such as The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum and companies such as Miramax, Sony Digital Entertainment, 20th Century Fox, Harcourt Brace and Houghton Mifflin.
CEO, Imagine Virtua
Chipp Walters, is a thought leader in the augmented and virtual reality field. Walters has over 25 years of design leadership experience having founded the award winning Austin interactive company, Human Code, then recently working to lead major brand manufacturers in setting up their own virtual reality labs. Walters has worked with entertainment companies such as Disney, Dreamworks and the Discovery Channel helping to create compelling interactive user experiences.
Leslie Komet Ausburn, CTA
VP of PR and Marketing, Imagine Virtua
Leslie spent more than 15 years as an award-winning television news reporter and anchor, and public relations consultant before launching Komet Marketing Communications in 2004. Through her years of experience in TV news , Leslie has developed a natural intuitiveness to communicating with the press and crafting stories that are informative, timely and that generate measurable results.
Stephen Hardin, PhD.
Dr. Hardin is considered a leading expert in the world in Texas military and social history. He is widely cited with regards to the Battle of the Alamo. Hardin has also appeared on the History Channel in "The Alamo Documentary: A True Story of Courage" He was also a historic advisor to John Lee Hancock's 2004 movie, The Alamo, starring Billy Bob Thornton.
VP of Business Development,
Ron Wood is a catalyst for advancing meaningful new product innovation.
His focus on building productive partnerships and energetic passion drives Imagine Virtua's partner outreach.
Head writer for the Human Code’s legendary Red Echo team Mission To Avalon series. Authored numerous articles on language and technology, and written two novels: Raising the Dead and Blood Toys
Clients include: ABC, Disney, The Discovery Channel, and Casio.
Floyd has been a successful filmmaker-videographer for the tech industry.
Producer, Audio Engineer,
Produced linear and non-linear media for films and video (DVD, television, web); Composed, recorded and produced original and collaborative music for soundtracks and CDs; Recorded and produced ambient audio for soundtracks; Provided media consulting services for branding strategy, project management, production system(s) design, troubleshooting and workflow optimization; Provided application and media production process training.
The story of
The scene opens from above the southwest emplacement. We see bodies scattered around the 18-pounder. And in the center, we see the lifeless body of a woman, her finger barely touching the hand of another victim. The camera drifts into the scene, isolating her upper body and face now calm in death. As the narrator expands the story to describe Herndon and Sarah, the scene changes into a ghosted tableau showing a woman as she serves the artillery piece during combat.
Who was she, the mystery woman found among the dead? History suggests, she died, fighting. But that raises another question: why would she fight alongside the men? Most of the women had gathered for protection inside the Alamo chapel.
Most significant of all: the dead woman was … African-American.
Why would she die, fighting for a Texas that embraced slavery? Her lifeless body raises questions that live-on more than 160-years later.
After the battle, her remains were discovered by a slave, a young man known only as Joe. He and other African Americans had been spared by the Mexican army. Santa Anna was not at war with the Texian slaves. Only the rebels who owned the slaves.
So the mystery of the dead woman remains just that. She was obviously brave. She was also unknown.
Then again, maybe not.
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