VR Garden is a future Oculus Quest Activity, and a Global Public Art Participatory Drawing Experince. It's purpose it to contibute to 1 Billion Oculus users, and to help make a better world through creating an inclusive, diverse, empathetic space that promotes climate justice and wellness through the activies of participatory drawing in a VR Garden, and an Oculus Quest game narrative that employs creative problem solving, STEM/STEAM, and drawing in Facebook Spaces.
VR Garden started with a few drawings of flowers. I posted a link on social media inviting the public to contribute. Today, people all over the world are participating in the VR Garden. It's a public art activity to create community, and grow better together. VR Garden is about creating inclusive space, human & bio-diversity, raising empathy, earth stewardship, and cultivating wellness. VR Garden is one platform to raise empathy and include up to one billion people!
Inspired by botanical artist and scientific embroidery work by Mary Delany (1700-1788), members of the #bestbuyteentechcentermpls helped create AR Embroidered Patches. We want to create a database of drawings & music samples created by teens, so all members of the #bestbuyteentechcenters everywhere may easily participate and be part of a growing Flower Patch Project together.
Better World Museum serves the community in many ways on-site, online, and into streets, libraries and neighborhoods to foster growing better together. We only show art about Diversity, Inclusion, Empathy, Climte Justice, and Wellness. We are more than 90% Women, Black, POC, Immigrant, Indigionous, GLBTAQ+, Disabled, and Youth.
Common Urban Edible Plants native to Minneapolis grow all over downtown, including the ground that the Hennepin County Library rests upon. Artist-in-residence for the Spencer Collection in the Minneapolis Athenaeum, Paige Dansinger, invites members of the Best Buy Teen Tech Lab to join her in drawing common urban edible plants in digital and virtual reality. Regaining traditional edible and medicinal knowledge while using new creative technology helps make 17-19th century botanical prints relevant to today’s young audiences.
So excited to have moved into a new 7654 square foot space on the Skyway level inside of the City Center building!!! Here are some photos from the first few events, and process of installing a new museum. It has been incredible - and along the way our community and Leadership roles have expanded, become more inclusive, and are creating new ways to engage audiences and our community.
This week, Jan 1-7th, Better World Museum has taken over the @52Museums account on Instagram. @52 Museums is a Culture Themes project, created by Mar Dixon. Better World Museum is what we need now. During this week, we will demonstrate how we strive to actively make a better world. This will hopefully provide a helpful daily guide to the themes we find best represents our activities: Community, Empathy, Garden One, Inclusion, Climate Justice, Wellness, and Future