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If walls could talk: Augmented reality brings history to life in Galveston

By VALERIE WELLS Correspondent

The Daily News / Jun 14, 2021


Danny Asberry El held out his mobile phone and scanned part of the “Absolute Equality” mural at the corner of 22nd Avenue and The Strand.

Instantly, his phone app recognized the painting and offered videos, recordings and text regarding the massive mural’s background and context.

He did the same thing in front of the traditional Juneteenth historical marker Thursday to demonstrate how to access the innovative meeting of technology, art and culture.

Asberry El is founder and president of Solel International, a nonprofit organization based in Houston. Solel International added augmented reality elements to the mural and to many historic markers in Galveston.


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