A Collaboration between students at the University of Seville and West Virginia University

Spring 2023

In a collaborative venture, students from the University of Seville and West Virginia University have engaged in a unique project that melds innovative technology with cross-cultural insights.

One goal of our project for 2023 was to illustrate the power of technology in connecting diverse cultures. Through our dedicated webpage, visitors can explore how we've leveraged technological tools to foster cultural understanding and connection.

Each person on our four teams was also learning a new technology this year โ€” Meta Spark's augmented reality (AR) filters, which allowed us to create AR effects for Instagram. Teams from both universities worked together to create AR experiences that merge cultural stories and digital creativity.



Choose Your Team!

Spaniards and Americans are passionate about our "football" teams. โšฝ๐Ÿˆ

In Sevilla, our favorite football teams are Sevilla FC โšช๐Ÿ”ด and Real Betis ๐ŸŸขโšช.

In Morgantown, we root for WVU... and against Pitt. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’›

Our football/football...? group created two effects that highlight these rivalries and allow the users to choose their favorite team. ๐Ÿค๐ŸŽ‰

Project by: Alejandra Carrera, Candela Sรกnchez, Christian Hoerger, Ryan Hunker, Sam Russ.


Our Musical Journey

Quiz Yourself about International Pop Hits

We began with a simple question: What connects us all? The answer was clear โ€“ our shared love of music. ๐ŸŽง

We dreamt of a filter that tells the story of music over the years. But why stop at one genre or language?

We decided to blend English and Spanish hits, exploring the most popular songs of each year. ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Project by: Tobias Sherman, Rosalรญa Garcรญa, Mya Boggs, Marรญa Molina, Elle Colbert and Ana de Lucio-Villegas


Food Quiz

Can You Identify Foods from Other Cultures?

From the vibrant streets of Sevilla to the rolling hills of West Virginia, thereโ€™s one thing that transcends all differences โ€“ our love for food. ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Our journey began with selecting 10 iconic dishes, a perfect mix of 5 from Sevilla and 5 from West Virginia, each a symbol of their rich culinary heritage. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿ–

Why just learn about food when you can play with it? Our filter is not just a showcase; it's an interactive game! Move your head to choose between mouth-watering dishes and earn your foodie score. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿฝ๏ธ

Creating this filter has been a journey of discovery and joy. Sharing it feels like inviting you to a table where two worlds meet. ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค

Colwyn Bordeaux, Michael Gourley, Megan Shears, Fernando Roman and Adriana Infante.


Xpress Yourself

Which Trend is Your Style?

We created a makeup filter that didnโ€™t stick to the rules of the past ๐Ÿ“œ, but embraced the present and the future ๐Ÿš€. A filter that didnโ€™t try to fit historical molds, but rather empowered each person to embrace their style ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒˆ.

In this process, we discover that by highlighting what makes us different, we create something truly beautiful and authentic ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ. Our effect highlights makeup trends from different decades ๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ’‹ and also includes a wild card! ๐Ÿƒ

Scan the code, choose your style and Xpress Yourself! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘

Project by: Ana Blanco Nieto de Castro, Jessa Meyer, Marรญa Soler, Maxwell Ionno, Sterling Gibson, Tamara Tovilla.