Following its recent “XR Prize Challenge: Fight Climate Change” awards ceremony, AWE (Augmented World Expo) continues to discuss how AR and VR can combat climate change at its Meetup event AWE Nite NYC on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 5:00-6:00 PM ET. Four speakers will showcase their groundbreaking, award-winning projects, including one Miami-focused initiative (winner in the Education Category) “Mangrove City.” AWE Nites are a place for developers, creators, investors, founders, academics, corporate decision makers, and curious folk to come together locally (or online) on an ongoing basis to help advance the augmented reality (AR) ecosystem in your city and globally. AWE currently hosts AWE Nite Meetup chapters around the world.
Ori Inbar (Cofounder of AWE and Super Ventures) and Dace Campbell (AWE XR Prize Competition Manager and XR for Good Program Director) will host the event, overview the XR Prize Challenge, and moderate the discussion.
- Ed Harrison (Under the Skin of Endangered Animals), featuring the XR Prize grand prize-winning project, “Between Two Worlds.” This Augmented Reality app invites viewers to experience wildlife art as they’ve never seen before. Scanning the endangered animals brings them to life and reveals the threats to their habitats.
- Dana Chermesh-Reshef (inCitu), featuring the XR Prize category-winning project, “InCitu.” InCitu brings future cities to life through Augmented Reality to foster collaboration around the process of urban change.
- Daniel Sauter (Parsons School of Design | The New School Urban Systems Lab), featuring the XR Prize finalist project, “Ocellus XR.” Visualizing Climate Risk, Vulnerability and Equity in NYC.
- Kim Grinfeder (University of Miami), featuring the XR Prize category-winning project, “Mangrove City.” Mangrove City is a VR experience designed for middle school students to explore the crucial role of mangrove forests in protecting coastal communities and mitigating climate change.