Bringing stories from the past into the present…
We all have stories: about where we came from, about growing up, about our parents & grandparents, about our accomplishments & struggles. In many cases, these stories – and those of our extended family – remain largely unknown & will eventually be forgotten.
Audivi (Latin, for “I heard”) captures these stories and creates an Audivi portrait to keep them accessible – for now and for generations to come.
An Audivi portrait is audio and visual. It is a rendering of an individual based on their stories told in their voice combined with photos & memorabilia from the past. Hearing someone’s voice is transportative – it’s powerful and immersive. It can bring you back to that time or that person. Research shows that when we hear someone’s voice, the physiological effect we feel is similar to what we’d experience if we actually hugged them.
An Audivi portrait keeps stories accessible. The audiotaped stories are edited into short clips, carefully curated and arranged to suit the family’s project goals. Unlike oral histories or memoirs, an Audivi portrait showcases stories in a short, accessible format, making them more likely to be explored by family members and revisited by the individuals themselves. For individuals experiencing cognitive decline, the easy-to-access format may help strengthen memories and offer a comforting respite.
An Audivi portrait is always available – wherever you are. Audivi portraits are hosted on Audivi’s website – with no annual fee – making them available to everyone, everywhere, all the time. The photos & memorabilia won’t be lost in a person’s house, or left to gather dust in a desk drawer, or preserved only by a family historian. An Audivi portrait is accessible to anyone with a computer or smartphone.
An Audivi portrait helps us be known. In today’s society, sharing an Audivi portrait can help bridge gaps. Grandparents living far from family could still be known by grandchildren. Individuals moving into retirement communities could more easily connect with other residents and staff. Caregivers and caregiver teams could know the stories, memories & photos that matter most to their clients. Hearing a story can be more impactful than just reading it.