The Future Designed with the Past In Mind

In a time where the past and future seem constantly at odds, where parents can't pry the cell phones out of their kids' hands and when young people can't understand why their elders refuse to embrace technology, enter the Austin Digital Heritage Project. Combining the oral history storytelling of Austin's elders with the tech-savvy expertise of college students, E4 Youth is preserving Austin's past while employing Austin's future, ensuring that the history of the city is not lost to the sands of time. Join the founder of the initiative to discuss the challenges of connecting generations and the unanticipated (and sometimes hilarious) consequences of introducing VR headsets to senior citizens.

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Carl Settles

E4 Youth

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