The use of augmented reality and virtual reality is increasing day by day, and some of the big tech tycoons are taking part in the same. In a recent development, Meta has also released the Spark Indigenous Augmented Reality Creator Accelerator in collaboration with Slow Studies Creative. The five-week-long incubator program consists of 10 creators in Canada offering customized, hands-on training for the integration of immersive augmented reality (AR) experiences in the aspects of storytelling and cultural expression.
The augmented reality (AR) based service will let the creators explore new ways of expressing themselves and making their culture known to the masses. The use of augmented reality (AR) is going to remove the barrier created due to the unavailability of physical spaces. As of now, Meta Spark allows 750 million people to get their hands on AR for connection, expression, and communication over Meta’s tech every month.
The latest program introduced by Meta is all set to provide the not-so-popular communities with a way to make their presence felt online in multiple digital spaces. The program will offer training and support to all the participating creators so that they create their own A experiences and make their ideas go live using the Meta Spark Studio, which is a free AR design toolkit.
During the tenure of the program, every creator will have the chance to work with Josh, a Multi-disciplinary Indigenous artist and founder of Slow Studies Creative. The creators will also get to use the AR assets built by lead creators like Ovila Mailhot, Emma Hassencahl- Perley, and Mel Beaulieu.
On top of that, the creators will have weekly sessions where they can share ideas, get insights from other creators’ ideas and even learn about the impact of augmented reality (AR) in supporting social movements and amplifying meaningful causes. After the completion of the scheduled program, Slow Studies Creative will let anyone access the tutorials for learning the concepts related to building AR experiences.