Featured Session: Breonna’s Garden: How we Grow the World We Want
A Discussion with the creators and collaborators of Breonna’s Garden. Last year, in solidarity with Breonna Taylor's family, artist and curator Lady Pheønix developed Breonna’s Garden, a revolutionary framework for veneration through augmented reality (AR). Now, less than a full year later, the project is providing virtual safe spaces to larger audiences through fully immersive VR. The development of the project began after Lady Pheønix learned that Ju’Niyah Palmer, (Breonna’s younger sister) was receiving death threats while publicly grieving her sister’s murder on Instagram. After speaking with Ju’Niyah, it was apparent that she not only needed a safe space to process her grief; but so did entire online communities that supported Breonna.
On the panel the creators will discuss the project and how we create power and responsibility of creating safe and healing spaces in the Metaverse that connect us in new ways.
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