How can individuals be made aware of the importance of protecting the ocean? And how can this urgency be translated into real action? The Metaverse in this case helps us to ‘immerse’ ourselves in the first virtual photo exhibition dedicated to the oceans
MetaOcean opens a series of projects aimed at raising awareness among the youngest about the importance of protecting the biodiversity of the oceans and combating illegal fishing and primitive practices such as shark finning. Since 23 May, it has been possible to visit MetaOcean, a gallery of underwater photographs taken by Marco Daturi in different countries around the world, a crypto obj by his son Lupo Daturi, 11years old, and a portal to a Sea Shepherd outdoor space.
“The oceans need us. In my travels I have witnessed too often the total lack of respect for the sea,’ explains Marco Daturi. – MetaOcean brings these issues into a new environment with images aimed at showing the beauty of a still little-known world, the underwater world, which we risk losing if we do not take care of it. The metaverse is definitely the future and if in the past we have already done a lot of communication in this sense, it seemed right to dive in here too’.
Sea Shepherd is an international, non-profit organisation established in 1977 with the mission to help conserve and protect the marine ecosystem and different species. Organised by Zero Pixel and Meta Communications, Skills and Academy, on a Spatial environment, the exhibition is accessible in an immersive environment with Oculus Quest 2 visors, from smartphones, tablets and PCs.
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