March 7, 2024

Saudi Arabia Launches World’s First National Cultural Metaverse Platform

Launch of the Kawen Cultural platform

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His Excellency, the Deputy Minister of Culture, Mr. Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez, proudly inaugurated the “Kawen Cultural platform”, marking a historic milestone as the world’s first national cultural “metaverse” platform. This significant event was celebrated with a ceremony at the “LEAP 24” conference, signaling a new era in the fusion of culture and digital innovation.

Developed in partnership with droppGroup, the “Kawen Cultural platform” is at the forefront of technological advancement, being the inaugural ‘Phygital’ Metaverse platform utilizing the advanced Hyperledger Fabric 2.5 blockchain technology. This platform is a testament to the Saudi Ministry of Culture’s commitment to blending cultural heritage with cutting-edge technology, showcased through the Saudi Heritage Metaverse.

The platform offers a myriad of cultural and digital experiences, from cultural shows and performances to innovative digital exhibitions, all powered by the state-of-the-art Generative Media Intelligence (GMI) technology. It provides an interactive and immersive environment where users can engage in various activities and experiences that simulate real-life interactions.

Attendees can enjoy a rich array of cultural attractions within the Metaverse, including the History Walk, and sectors dedicated to music, art, history, culinary arts, and crafts. Interactive mini-video games and live-streamed events, like the Founding Day Commencement Symphony Concert, add to the platform’s dynamic offerings.

Designed to be fully immersive and accessible, the “Kawen Cultural platform” is a web-based experience compatible with Mobile XR, allowing access through mobile phones, VR headsets, desktops, and other digital devices. This inclusivity aligns with the Ministry of Culture’s mission to provide a platform that is accessible to a diverse global audience, inviting them to explore and participate in the rich Saudi cultural narrative.

This innovative platform is not just a leap in cultural engagement and digital expression but also a bridge connecting millions from the Kingdom and around the world, allowing them to experience Saudi culture in a new and exciting way.

For more details and to immerse yourself in this groundbreaking cultural journey, visit the “Kawen Cultural platform” at https://cup.moc.gov.sa/

 

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