A Collaboration between students at the University of Seville and West Virginia University
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 — 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. ⚽🏈
In Sevilla, our favorite football teams are Sevilla FC ⚪🔴 and Real Betis 🟢⚪.
In Morgantown, we root for WVU... and against Pitt. 💙💛
Our football/football...? group created two effects that highlight these rivalries and allow the users to choose their favorite team. 🤝🎉
Project by: Alejandra Carrera, Candela Sánchez, 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 – our shared love of music. 🎧
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. 🇬🇧🇪🇸
Project by: Tobias Sherman, Rosalía García, Mya Boggs, María Molina, Elle Colbert and Ana de Lucio-Villegas
Can You Identify Foods from Other Cultures?
From the vibrant streets of Sevilla to the rolling hills of West Virginia, there’s one thing that transcends all differences – our love for food. 🇪🇸🇺🇸
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. 🍲🍖
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. 🎮🍽️
Creating this filter has been a journey of discovery and joy. Sharing it feels like inviting you to a table where two worlds meet. 🌍🤝
Colwyn Bordeaux, Michael Gourley, Megan Shears, Fernando Roman and Adriana Infante.
Which Trend is Your Style?
We created a makeup filter that didn’t stick to the rules of the past 📜, but embraced the present and the future 🚀. A filter that didn’t try to fit historical molds, but rather empowered each person to embrace their style 💄🌈.
In this process, we discover that by highlighting what makes us different, we create something truly beautiful and authentic 🌟👩🎨. Our effect highlights makeup trends from different decades 🕰️💋 and also includes a wild card! 🃏
Scan the code, choose your style and Xpress Yourself! 🎨👏
Project by: Ana Blanco Nieto de Castro, Jessa Meyer, María Soler, Maxwell Ionno, Sterling Gibson, Tamara Tovilla.