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'Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds: Indigenous Stories are All Around You'

Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds: Indigenous Stories are All Around You
 UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute / UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute
Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds: Indigenous Stories are All Around You
Every week from January 26, 2023 until March 17, 2023.
Monday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Thursday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM
Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego
Free

Starting Thursday, Jan. 26, indigenous experiences stream to the palm of your hand with “Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds: Indigenous Stories are All Around You,” an exhibition at the UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute (QI) in Atkinson Hall.

“OurWorlds” is an educational extended-reality platform and mobile application designed to integrate Native American heritage and knowledge with everyday environments. As users navigate their landscapes, the app uses geolocation, 360º video capture and artificial intelligence to superimpose written and spoken Native language, artifacts and site-specific historical imagery over the modern world.

At Gallery QI, “Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds” will share woven basket art and maritime craftsmanship from the Kumeyaay peoples, whose historical territory encompasses San Diego County. Using a series of narrative moving-image scenes, including the making and use of traditional tule boats, or ha kwaiyo, the exhibition creators — Lattin, Eng, Stanley Rodriguez of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel and Ana Gloria Rodriguez of the San Jose de la Zorra Kumeyaay — create space and a future for local Indigenous voices at UC San Diego.

“Beyond the Metaverse with OurWorlds” will be on display in Gallery QI, Monday to Friday, from Noon to 5 p.m. through Friday, March 17, 2023.

Gallery QI will host a closing night ceremony and panel discussion with local tribal leaders and exhibit creators on Thursday, March 16 at 5 p.m. All Gallery QI events are free and open to the public.

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Directions and parking:
The Qualcomm Institute is located in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus at the corner of Voigt Drive and Equality Lane. Visitor parking is available in UC San Diego’s Hopkins Parking Structure (for more on visitor parking, see UC San Diego Transportation Services). [Map]

Event Supported By

UC San Diego Qualcomm Institute
galleryqi@ucsd.edu

Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

Atkinson Hall
San Diego, California 92093
galleryqi@ucsd.edu

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Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.