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We are launching an exciting new app on April 15th as part of Charlotte SHOUT!

Our Stories CLT is an augmented reality (AR) mobile game where YOU become a historical detective. Explore on foot and uncover hidden documents which will help you solve the mysteries behind one of Charlotte’s oldest and largest public cemeteries. The once-segregated Pinewood and Elmwood Cemeteries are the resting places of people who shaped Charlotte’s history. Discover their often-overlooked stories through immersive AR.

POTIONS & PIXELS created the app in partnership with Gökotta, City of Charlotte Government, Knight Foundation, & Google Fiber, and in direct collaboration with North End and West End students. Over the course of two years, the students learned about AR, helped design the game, and provided historic research.

Did you know sections of the historically black Pinewood Cemetery that appear empty to the naked eye are home to thousands of individuals who do not have headstones? This app honors these stories with AR headstones in addition to other AR experiences!

These are Our Stories!

Download the app today!

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EVENT: Our Stories CLT App Launch | Demoed by Student Designers!

DATE: Saturday, April 15th, 2023 (During Charlotte SHOUT)

TIME: 10am - 4pm (drop in anytime in this window)

LOCATION: Historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery

PARKING: Use the entrance at 700 W. 6th Street and follow parking directions and cones

BEGINNING: Head to the tent that will be set up at the 9th Street pedestrian and bike entrance.

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