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Olafur Eliasson's AR Earth Speakr app lets children voice concerns about the climate



Artist Olafur Eliasson has developed an augmented reality app that allows children to digitally transplant their faces onto their environment to help give them a voice in discussions about the climate crisis.


The app is part of a collective artwork, alongside a dedicated website, which gives a platform to those who are too young to be involved in the official political process but who will bear the consequences of any decisions that are made today.


"It's about giving the planet a voice through those who are going to inherit it," Eliasson explained in a demo video for the app. "Earth Speakr invites kids to speak up for the planet and adults to listen to what they have to say."


Earth Speakr lets kids design a three-dimensional, CGI face, which mirrors their expressions and movements.They can then record a message and superimpose this face on their surroundings, whether on a plastic bottle or a flower, to create the impression that the object is talking.


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