The United Nations has endorsed a unique way for people to celebrate art monuments and heroic world peacemakers with the latest AR and VR technology. On September 4, the United Nations invited peace walkway artist Paul-Felix Montez to speak at the U.N. in New York City for World Peace day.
What is the Peace Walkway?
The Peace Walkway project is a simple vision of locating one, mile-long peace art monument in 100 different locations (cities, towns, and parks, etc.) around the world. Each peace walkway Monument is one mile long made up of 250 different bronze plaques commemorating significant world heroic peacemakers - men and women whose courage and commitment to our greater humanity have changed our lives forever.
The free global walkway app will use augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) offering full bios for each peacemaker and the ability for anyone at one walkway location to connect and chat to another person at any of the installed monuments in the world. Thus everyone using the app gets to converse with anyone from anyone in the world.
How do the AR and VR apps work?
Using the free Augmented Reality App, simply point it at any given plaque, and two things happen. First, an Augmented reality image of the famous Peacemaker will appear, click on that image and a full biographical timeline of the entire life of that peacemaker is yours to explore. As you explore the story, a symbol [VR] or virtual reality will be seen along the way.
Click on that [VR] symbol, put on your virtual reality goggles such as Google cardboard and get the opportunity to view as if you were that famous peacemaker various moments and events through their eyes. From Martin Luther King ’s speech "I have a Dream" given in Washington D.C. to Mother Theresa’s daily caring for those in a leper colony, and all seen by you through their point of view.