SuperWorld, the virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), announced this week its collaboration with the Flint Water Festival and participation in the event. Through the charitable presentation of fitness, arts, technology, and education, the festival, now in its sixth year, is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for communities affected by the water crisis—both in Flint and abroad—to provide safe water for communities affected by the water crisis.
SuperWorld has curated the festival’s first-ever AR Art Walk and social impact NFT display to support these efforts. The “Digital See” exhibition includes works by prominent international and local artists from around the world, including SuperWorld Global Ambassador Krista Kim (listed in Architectural Digest as one of 100 “Game Changers” and creator of the Mars House). Marjan Moghaddam (previous Adobe Artist-in-Residence) and Isiah Lattimoore, a local Flint artist, will also participate.
On July 2nd, the festival officially kicked off at Flint’s historic Berston Field House with activities and live music. This week SuperWorld’s first NFT AR art drop, which will feature ten never-before-seen pieces that festival goers may view via a QR code and the SuperWorld app, will be on display.
From today, festival attendees can view and purchase AR pieces as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) at certain locations in Flint via the SuperWorld app on their mobile phone. The NFT paintings can be purchased at SuperWorldapp.com, with a percentage of each sale going to the Flint Water Festival to help them replace pipes in local households that are in desperate need of clean water.