The Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s new app, Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work on Mulberry Row, tells the stories of the people who lived and worked at the industrial hub of Thomas Jefferson’s agricultural enterprise. Visitors can explore the physical sites and meet the people who lived and worked on Mulberry Row.
• Includes comments and narration by descendants of Monticello’s enslaved community
• Uses a variety of media: video, audio, 3d animations, and graphical presentations
• Utilizes iBeacon and geo-location technology
• Multilayered, deeply engaging interface
• Subtle game-like feedback loops let visitors know what locations they’ve visited
• Archival photos and audio clips
Reading level: High School
To learn more about Monticello and Mulberry Row, please visit us at www.monticello.org.
- Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Interesting but biased
Nice layout but nothing you can't get on Wikipedia.
Difficult to Use
I did appreciate that the information was accessible through multiple points but that also made it difficult to use. Each audio segment was very short and I spent way too much time clicking around to find the next thing.
A more useful option would have been to have one audio file that leads you from one end of Mulberry Road to the other. Not as a tour but to offer additional information to what one is seeing.
Not the worst thing!
You don't expect an app for something like this to be bug-less but it worked pretty well. As far as content goes, they did seem to try to make it seem like being a slave wasn't "that bad" in some parts. But their facts and figures was interesting material.
- THE THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION INC
- 51.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2015 Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.