Inspiration

Moving is stressful. But what if you were a child forced from your home by a natural disaster or by political unrest? In Syria, thousands of children have lost their homes because of war and have been forced to live in refugee camps as a result. Many are seeking asylum with their families in a new country without knowing the language or customs. We aim to ease the transition of this cultural shock with our multi-platform WebVR application: CulToure.

Our Goal

To provide a safe virtual space for vulnerable children - a space in which they can experience a new culture and start to become comfortable.

What It Does

Cultoure enables a refugee child to interact with a child in the new host country. Our two-way virtual sound enabled relationship builder will foster social connections while the children learn words in each other's language. This will prepare them to enter an immersive 360-degree worldview where they can experience each other's environment. We hope this introduction and playful interaction will help refugee children feel more secure when they arrive in their new country. We hope Cultoure will also increase racial tolerance and cultural understanding in the host population.

LaunchPad

https://cultoureblog.wordpress.com/

Team Lead

Amanda Mattson

Team Lead Phone

(339) 223-7492

Team Name

Cultoure (originally Leap Mind)

Team Members

Mischa Downing Johan Ospina Teogenes Moura Richard Isaacs

Platform

Web VR

Development Tools

HTML, Javascript, CSS, A-frame

SDKs

A-Frame, web VR,

APIs

SketchFab, Node.js, GoogleTranslate

Assets

Lobo Loco ambient sound track: http://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Ambient/ Tree of life ambient sound track: https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/67920 Bed: https://sketchfab.com/models/fb044af83e35473e87430119a91345bc

Dresser: https://sketchfab.com/models/4121216e285d4e20a0a01a427118859a

Bookshelf: estante_ https://sketchfab.com/models/be7edf0fb184411a947e1dc3c2aa317d

Nightstand: https://sketchfab.com/models/7c2ffdd7caa74380857d6056584718e9

Lamp: https://sketchfab.com/models/10040b70746743d1bc4823e7eee31c06

Soccer Ball: https://sketchfab.com/models/a9ed84b06e6549e486aa585129a1cf48

American Shakira Poster: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Shakira_perfoming_during_the_%22Tour_Anfibio%22.jpg

Syrian Shakira Poster: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/41/Shakira_-_Live_Paris_-_2010_%2812%29.jpg

Nightstand2: https://sketchfab.com/models/54158b1da50748b2b2705ebcc12b2a9d#

Nighstand2_3: https://sketchfab.com/models/2d75e283b87640f292a44ce08f698844

Bed2: https://sketchfab.com/models/f342f50a8eda4e6fafcdb4f057be5792# Bed2_3:

Lamp2: https://sketchfab.com/models/6cb326fa47a242cdb9619865986bd660#

Dresser2: https://sketchfab.com/models/15562ed7b1d24a7a842d971f6555216e#

Easel1: https://sketchfab.com/models/a2153c35659347879d1ff9ce5b796100#

Cat: https://sketchfab.com/models/1e7143dfafd04ff4891efcb06949a0b4 Cat3: https://sketchfab.com/models/d04d8ac2c1ba47ee9e03351b4f08dd4b

Syria floor TexturesCom_Floor sCheckerboard005 1_1_seamless_S.jp g textures.com USA floor TexturesCom_Woo dFine0051_1_seaml ess_S.jpg textures.com USA wall 22375516_1015942 8882875716_20917 45414_o.jpg textures.com Syria Wall 22375516_1015942 8882875716_20917 45414_o.jpg textures.com Cubemap of City Tokyo (used to represent Boston) https:// ru.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ %D0%A1%D1%84 %D0%B5%D1%80 %D0%B8%D1%87 %D0%B5%D1%81 %D0%BA%D0%B 0%D1%8F_%D0% BF%D0%B0%D0 %BD%D0%BE%D 1%80%D0%B0%D 0%BC%D0%B0

Cubemap of desert (to represent Syria) https:// www.pinterest.com /pin/ 3547289081231678 58/

Patricio Gonzalez Syria Flag art https:// www.etsy.com/ listing/535800309/ syria-flag-printsyrian-flag-art-syria

USA Flag https:// fineartamerica.com/ featured/licenseplate-map-of-theunited-states-onburnt-orange-slabdesignturnpike.html Fine Art America

Libraries

N/A

Components Not Created at Hackathon

all except translations

Built With

  • web-vr
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