Arrival: Andrew Shares His Family’s Immigration Story

Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and its project, the Public VR Lab, are proud to present the first interview from Arrival: Immigration in Full Frame. This co-created immersive storytelling project is the first national virtual reality (VR) filmmaking collaborative project curating immigration stories of Americans from pre-1620 through 2018 and incorporating them into a visual XR/VR timeline. The Brookline Community Foundation has awarded a generous grant to BIG to support their efforts to record immigration stories from the Brookline community to contribute to this project. Click here to continue reading.


When Did Your Family Arrive in America, Brookline?

When my family arrived in America, there were no laws that made them legal or illegal, documented or undocumented. They came for religious freedom, for economic opportunities, and to build a new life. British and Irish on my paternal side (Bisbee/Howland), some members arrived in 1620 on the Mayflower, others came in 1634 on the Hercules, and settled in the Plymouth Colony before settling in western Maine by buckboard around the time of the American Revolution. Click here to continue reading.