Metaverse technology firm Sensorium announced on Monday it had struck a major strategic partnership with the Humanity 2.0 Foundation to build a virtual gallery for the Vatican City.
The Rome, Italy and Valetta, Malta-based foundation will host some of the Vatican’s art, creative content, and initiatives, which aim to address socioeconomic and cultural issues using virtual reality (VR) and online initiatives.
The Vatican’s social outreach programme will also facilitate the development of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) based on carefully curated masterpieces from the Vatican’s official art collection.
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Currently, the Vatican is one of the world’s most popular and visited art museums with over six million visitors each year.
The city-state has one of the most diverse collections in the world, across classical and modern genres, as well as historical artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, and Picasso, among others.
Humanity 2.0 has targeted obstacles to human flourishing with the power of technology-based solutions and public-private partnerships. Members of the Vatican, including the Dicastery of Promoting Integral Human Development at the Holy See and a consortium of thought leaders, have facilitated the project.
Sensorium develops metaverse technologies, platforms, and virtual, immersive experiences such as meditations and immersive gaming, and has begun tapping several leading technologies in artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR) and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to build the initiative.
The company’s Sensorium Galaxy platform is currently in beta testing, with a launch date set for later in the year to expand its availability across devices, including VR headsets, PCs, and mobile devices. Mobile app users can access livestreams, build non-playable characters, and other immersive experiences.
To buy and sell on the metaverse platform, Sensorium Galaxy uses the Senso token $SENSO for all transactions.
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The multinational firm has previously collaborated with superstar musicians such as Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and Armin van Buuren, among others, and is backed by groups from legendary artists and businessmen such as Jay-Z and Yann Pissenem.
Father Philip Larrey, Dean of Philosophy at the Vatican City’s Pontifical Lateran University and Humanity 2.0 Chairman, said in a statement,
“We look forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize art, making it more widely available to people around the world regardless of their socio-economic and geographical limitations. The partnership with Sensorium brings this goal a step further and equips us with the latest tech solutions”
Sensorium has also joined the Virtual and Augmented Reality Association (VRARA) and the Academy of International Extended Reality (AIXR). Its platform incorporates Epic Games’ Unreal Engine for developing creative as well as real-time 3D (RT3D) content.
Notable members of the extended reality (XR) community have supported numerous humanistic initiatives, including the Unity for Humanity outreach programme and Gatherverse 2.0.
Multiple organisations such as London’s National Gallery have also launched similar art exhibitions to promote the developing and rising spatial communications platform.