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AI-powered Art of the Future debuting at Verse Orlando heralds a new era of Spatial Computing in the MetaCenter

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ORLANDO, Fla. /PRNewswire/ — Verse Orlando, the groundbreaking Holographic TheaterSM, is announcing its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 29th, 2023 with the launch of Art of the Future, a celebration of augmented reality and artificial intelligence. Situated in the City of the Future at Lake Nona’s world famous Boxi Park, Verse Orlando is set to redefine the boundaries of machine-human evolution with an immersive exhibit that forces the question: In the world of art, is AI a tool, a collaborator, or a distraction?


On the heels of the commercially and critically successful launch of The Unreal Garden, The debut of the Art of the Future at Verse Orlando forces a conversation centered around the role of AI in Spatial Computing. Orlando’s unique position as the MetaCenter at the forefront of augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, gaming, and 3D reconstruction aligns perfectly with Verse Orlando’s mission to catalyze the growth of Spatial Computing through experiences which connect players in the real world.

“Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality are fundamentally reshaping our relationship with technology,” said Ray Kallmeyer, CEO of Enklu, and Producer of Verse Immersive. “Orlando’s vibrant tech ecosystem, world-class talent, and innovative spirit have been instrumental in bringing this new exhibit: ‘Art of the Future’ to life. We simply couldn’t have done it without the help of the contributing artists, the Orlando Economic Partnership and the Orlando Tech Community. There’s no place on Earth like Orlando for Innovation in Spatial Computing.”

Verse Orlando’s Holographic TheaterSM transcends traditional creative boundaries, transporting audiences into captivating realms where imagination comes to life in augmented reality. From breathtaking virtual landscapes to dynamic digital sculptures, Art of the Future features emerging artists, celebrated masters, and unique AI-powered collaborations in 3D.

“Soon, every single pixel will be generated. Not rendered: generated,” Jensen Huang CEO of NVIDIA said recently in his commentary discussing the Metaverse. NVIDIA’s stock has soared to $1.05 trillion in recent months as the rise of Generative AI has propelled the usage of Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to unprecedented heights.

“With the announcement of Apple’s Vision Pro One headset, and a new generation of AI-empowered creators shaping our entire reality, this exhibit intends to force a necessary conversation about how we see the world, and the power we provide to AI,” says Ray.

Verse Orlando’s ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 6:00 PM on June 29th, 2023, at its location in Lake Nona’s Boxi Park. The event will bring together esteemed guests, industry leaders, and members of the press to celebrate the birth of this groundbreaking establishment. The debut of Art of the Future adds to the commercially and critically successful launch of The Unreal Garden in May.

The Birth of the Holographic Cinema:
“Headset Augmented Reality is going to change the world and there’s only one place that showcases Headset AR, it’s called Verse!” said famed Meow Wolf founder Vince Kadlubek.

Verse Orlando is the marquee installation in the world’s first Holographic TheaterSM chain: Verse Immersive. Located in the vibrant city of Orlando, Florida at Boxi Park, Verse Orlando is the largest and most ambitious in a series of Holographic Theaters that have enjoyed a successful tour of the United States in cities like San Francisco, Denver, and Chicago.

“You can think of Verse like AMC and you can think of Art of the Future and The Unreal Garden as individual movies like Avatar or Inception,” says Ray Kallmeyer. Each Verse location supports multiple experiences simultaneously, and guests can choose their own holographic adventure at the box office.

About Enklu:
Verse Orlando is powered by Enklu, the leader in premium Augmented Reality entertainment. With more than a million hours logged in their Spatial Computing Cloud, Enklu has emerged as the clear Market Leader in immersive augmented reality and real world metaverse activations. Learn more by visiting: https://enklu.com/.

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Historic Moment: Space Shuttle Endeavour Takes Its Place at the California Science Center

Witness history as Space Shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its California Science Center home. Streaming live on Space.com at 12:30 a.m. EST.

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On the early morning of January 30, a monumental event is set to unfold as the space shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its new museum-exhibit home at the California Science Center. This complex operation, involving a towering 450-foot-tall crane, marks a historic achievement in exhibit installation, breaking new ground outside the realms of NASA or Air Force facilities.


Scheduled to commence at 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT), viewers can witness the live action on Space.com, courtesy of the California Science Center, or directly via the Los Angeles museum. The duration of the lift remains uncertain, adding an element of suspense to this unprecedented event.

However, eager spectators should note that the Endeavour display won’t be immediately accessible. The future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a significant expansion of the California Science Center, is slated to become Endeavour’s permanent residence. With an anticipated 18-month construction period and subsequent artifact and exhibit installation, an official opening date is yet to be announced.

Endeavour, NASA’s youngest shuttle, holds a remarkable legacy, having completed 25 missions before the retirement of the space shuttle program in 2011. As it takes its place in this new chapter at the California Science Center, the Endeavour will continue to inspire and educate generations to come, embodying the spirit of human exploration and technological achievement.

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Life is Artistic, It’s Fantastic

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MIAMI (Newswire.com) – Welcome to the vibrant and chic world of Miami’s art scene, where creativity knows no bounds and the city itself becomes a canvas of expression. At the heart of this sizzling cultural hub is No Vacancy, Miami Beach. The program’s fourth edition presents twelve artists whose site-specific projects are displayed at twelve iconic hotels in Miami Beach.


Samantha Modder in her series – Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks – at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

No Vacancy coincides with Art Week Miami Beach and Art Basel Miami, the epitome of cultural sophistication and creativity, which will take place from December 4th through December 10th. The installations will be viewed from now through December 14th, 2023 to include three of South Beach Group Hotels boutique properties highlighting participants:

Samantha Modder in her series – Source of All Hair, Wearer of All Socks – at Catalina Hotel & Beach Club. It presents a subjective Black woman’s fairytale to process interlocking structures of oppression. Modder is a visual artist working figuratively in pen, collage, and digital media to portray larger-than-life Black, female characters taking up space in real and imagined worlds. 

Marco Inzerillo’s exhibit – SOBEautiful – is displayed at Hotel Croydon. He presents a series of photographs in both color and black and white, highlighting and celebrating the cultural variety of Miami Beach.

Riviera South Beach hosts Carola Bravo – Yield to Immigrants – challenging the concept of migration as a norm and not a crisis. The work addresses the tension between migration issues and the authority of public signs as civic markers. It also questions how manipulating traditional public signs alters their meaning, reminding us about the value of inclusion and our critical role in society.

Against the backdrop of sun-kissed beaches and eclectic neighborhoods, this annual extravaganza transforms Miami into a global art destination, bringing together the world’s leading galleries, artists, and enthusiasts.

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Hyundai Motor Group Art Cars Rally in Paris to Support Busan’s Final Bid to Host 2030 World Expo

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SEOUL/PARIS – Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) is rolling out a fleet of art cars in Paris, France, from November 23–28, in a final drive to promote Busan, South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo. The voting for that honor will take place at the 173rd General Assembly of the BIE in Paris on November 28.

The Group is providing the Korean delegation with 10 Hyundai IONIQ 6 and Kia EV6, all-electric models, wrapped in a colorful graffiti design featuring symbols of Busan, such as seagulls and the Gwangan Bridge, as well as the slogan ‘BUSAN is Ready.’

The 173rd General Assembly of the BIE will see final presentations from each of the three candidate cities — Busan, South Korea; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and Rome, Italy — elected via secret ballot by each BIE Member State.

For this final campaign, the Group selected IONIQ 6 and EV6 to emphasize Busan’s commitment to hosting a carbon-neutral World Expo under the theme ‘Transforming Our World, Navigating Toward a Better Future.’

The art car fleet will tour major attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre, as well as areas near the BIE headquarters and the embassies of various countries, promoting Busan’s bid to key officials from BIE member countries and tourists from around the world.

On November 28, the day of the 173rd General Assembly of the BIE, the Group will operate an art car around Le Palais des Congrès d’Issy, the venue of the General Assembly. It will make every effort to win the support of BIE members until the vote is cast.

The Group is running outdoor video advertisements highlighting Busan’s charms on a large scale through 270 digital screens located in major areas of Paris during the month of November. The art cars were also used during the Busan Expo Symposium and K-POP concert held in Paris last month to further promote Busan’s bid.

In addition, the Group’s art cars traveled to major international events, such as the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in San Francisco, the UN General Assembly in New York, the G20 Summit in New Delhi, India, and the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Group has actively promoted the Busan World Expo at home and abroad in the digital realm, publishing more than 90 pieces of global content, such as short form videos and card news, to proclaim that Busan is the best city to host the 2030 World Expo.

The ‘Busan Initiative with the Whole World,’ a promotional video for the Busan World Expo that the Group released last month, exceeded 100 million views within 17 days of its release, contributing to the promotion of South Korea’s desire to host the event and Busan’s competitiveness.

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