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In a world of mass migration, globalization, and refugee displacement, it is essential to empower the voices that carry the cultural legacy and folklore for generations to come.
Our project leverages cutting-edge applications of artificial intelligence (AI), 3-D animation, and Web3 to build worlds that depict narratives. This is a collaboration with Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) and creatives from underrepresented communities.
We empower and fund marginalized creatives in Canada and across the globe to engineer a future where developing nations thrive.
This is your invitation to foster and become a part of our ecosystem of innovative solutions.
A scientific concept as well as a measurable physical property that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty.
a realistic approach to addressing present human problems, characterized by a focus on incremental improvement and a rejection of both utopian and dystopian visions.
DEMYSTIFYING EMERGING CREATIVE ECONOMIES
RENDRD x META
"ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA - DEMYSTIFYING EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES" in collaboration with META is a discussion about how creators are using emerging technologies to express themselves and showcase their culture in new ways. This is achieved while working to break down the barriers of entry that often prevent marginalized communities from establishing their presence in these spaces.
Concepts explored include Afrofuturism; Documenting Past & Future Ancestry as well as Exploring Diasporic Communities in the Metaverse.
Curator - Will Selviz
Artist - Will Selviz, TroyBoi, Oddside Arts, Lloyd Wright Jr,
Terry Hernandez, Veronica Badell.
Speaker - Drew Henson, 4Korners, Queen Kukoi, Nicole Taylor,
Trish Kanana, Trev Twells, Ibraheem Balogun
ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA: PORTALS
NUIT BLANCHE TORONTO
"ENTROPY IN PROTOPIA - PORTALS" explores themes of belonging, cultural preservation and speculative futures through an afro-surrealist lens. This is a motion graphics anthology diving into speculative futures to bring hope to and empower underrepresented creatives across the globe to tell their stories.
Featuring Afro-Caribbean heritage research, AI generated 3D environments and interactive landscapes that allow the audience to modify parameters facilitating a unique experience.
Will Selviz is an Afro-Caribbean multidisciplinary designer, who specializes in immersive media technologies such as 3-D animation, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and 360-video.
Having been unable to travel back to his motherland for over a decade, Will uses new media technology to portray surreal landscapes reminiscent of
his childhood memories.
His work explores themes of belonging, the meaning of 'home' and the immigrant experience.
RENDRD is a black-led animation studio specializing in new media technologies including photo-realistic CGI, AR, VR, 360-video, 3-D scanning and motion capture.
RENDRD Foundation is a non-profit levelling the field for youth of black, indigenous, and people of colour communities with an interest in digital design and innovation.
Our team and partners are committed to developing resources and tools to mentor participants and create diversity in the creative industry.
We build technological infrastructure our communities can access which include remote computing, 3-D printing, and equipment for virtual production. These solutions help break down the barriers to entry and increase accessibility for our communities.
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