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Mission

With a vision of “Building Better Worlds,” AVARA is developing a state-of-the-art technology platform that enables the most extraordinary Augmented Reality experiences possible. The platform is designed to help people grasp the true complexities of today’s most pressing environmental and ecological issues. Humans influence the planet today more than all natural forces combined. AVARA leverages the magic of Augmented Reality to educate users about issues such as climate change, endangered species, plastic use and much more in a fun, entertaining, immersive, and engaging manner. Augmented Reality offers a multi-dimensional and multi-sensory experience that has the power to ignite an emotional reaction that could inspire a change in users’ understanding of these issues and most importantly, may lead to altering their behaviour and becoming champions for a healthier planet.

Mission

With a vision of “Building Better Worlds,” AVARA is developing a state-of-the-art technology platform that enables the most extraordinary Augmented Reality experiences possible. The platform is designed to help people grasp the true complexities of today’s most pressing environmental and ecological issues. Humans influence the planet today more than all natural forces combined. AVARA leverages the magic of Augmented Reality to educate users about issues such as climate change, endangered species, plastic use and much more in a fun, entertaining, immersive, and engaging manner. Augmented Reality offers a multi-dimensional and multi-sensory experience that has the power to ignite an emotional reaction that could inspire a change in users’ understanding of these issues and most importantly, may lead to altering their behaviour and becoming champions for a healthier planet.

About

It all started with the idea to extend world-renowned photographer, Edward Burtynsky’s visual work into an interactive, immersive experience. Interested in showcasing humankind’s impact on the planet through the magic of Augmented Reality, AVARA Media was formed. Vikas Gupta, a seasoned interactive digital media CEO, Burtynsky, and Scott Herman built a company that transports people to the most extraordinary places and highlights some of today’s most important topics.

Through the immersive power of Augmented Reality, AVARA develops purpose driven sensory experiences that aim to build a better world. Among their notable projects was the creation of three AR experiences for the acclaimed Anthropocene exhibition which was featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and is now traveling the world.

About

It all started with the idea to extend world-renowned photographer, Edward Burtynsky’s visual work into an interactive, immersive experience. Interested in showcasing humankind’s impact on the planet through the magic of Augmented Reality, AVARA Media was formed. Vikas Gupta, a seasoned interactive digital media CEO, Burtynsky, and Scott Herman built a company that transports people to the most extraordinary places and highlights some of today’s most important topics.

Through the immersive power of Augmented Reality, AVARA develops purpose driven sensory experiences that aim to build a better world. Among their notable projects was the creation of three AR experiences for the acclaimed Anthropocene exhibition which was featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the National Gallery of Canada, and is now traveling the world.

Projects

Exploring the impact of human activity on Earth, the Anthropocene exhibition featured unique installations by engaging immersive technologies. Using photogrammetry, the team captured 150 tonnes of confiscated elephant tusks and 1.35 tonnes of rhinoceros horn to bring awareness to the threat that both African elephants and rhinos face from illegal poaching. The photorealistic sculpture, alongside  Big Lovely Doug, the second largest Douglas fir in Canada, and Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, allowed users to experience historic moments as if they were on-site.

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To help celebrate Polar Bear Week, AVARA created a unique AR experience that allowed people to interact with polar bears and learn about the challenges these animals are facing. The mobile app features factual information to help raise awareness of our actions and the impact on the planet–while also allowing the user to explore a virtual environment and engage with animals.

AVARA donates a portion of the proceeds of the AVARA Polar Bear AR experience to Polar Bears International to support ongoing research, education, and action programs addressing the issues that threaten polar bears in the Arctic region.

Polar Bears International is available to download on Google Play and Apple App Store.

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Projects

Exploring the impact of human activity on Earth, the Anthropocene exhibition featured unique installations by engaging immersive technologies. Using photogrammetry, the team captured 150 tonnes of confiscated elephant tusks and 1.35 tonnes of rhinoceros horn to bring awareness to the threat that both African elephants and rhinos face from illegal poaching. The photorealistic sculpture, alongside  Big Lovely Doug, the second largest Douglas fir in Canada, and Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, allowed users to experience historic moments as if they were on-site.

See Project

To help celebrate Polar Bear Week, AVARA created a unique AR experience that allowed people to interact with polar bears and learn about the challenges these animals are facing. The mobile app features factual information to help raise awareness of our actions and the impact on the planet–while also allowing the user to explore a virtual environment and engage with animals.

AVARA donates a portion of the proceeds of the AVARA Polar Bear AR experience to Polar Bears International to support ongoing research, education, and action programs addressing the issues that threaten polar bears in the Arctic region.

Polar Bears International is available to download on Google Play and Apple App Store.

See Project

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