Tony Ford:

Transforming History Education through Virtual Reality

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TEDxTucson 2017

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Tony Ford, VR Director and Co-Founder of Chronos Studios explains why history is our memory, how forgetting our past can damage our tomorrow and why using virtual reality to teach history will transform not just our educational system, but our world. Using virtual reality to change history education by creating immersive historically accurate VR experiences can transport the viewer to the great moments in history. But what happens when our history becomes each individual's personal memory and how can the experiences of our past help us avoid mistakes in the future? Tony Ford has over 25 years experience in media, marketing, and business development He is the co-founder of ArtFire.com, PopCongGo.com, and is currently creating new storytelling methods for film and virtual reality As CEO of Darc Fusion. He holds an MBA in International Business and has coached more 100 company executives to pursue rapid growth as the Director of Venture Development Programs at Startup Tucson. As a storyteller, Tony practices his craft as a writer and film producer and is currently developing a productivity and mindfulness enhancement method for individuals based on the lean business skills honed in venture development. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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