NOBORDER.z held an interactive virtual exhibition utilizing the latest technology that allows artists to appreciate artworks at home.
Based on the purpose of the “Sports and Culture Festival” of this year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organized by Koto-Ku, Tokyo, in the virtual reality space application “XANA” developed by NOBORDER.z. The Koto organized “Heartful Art Exhibition,” which displays artworks created by people with disabilities who live, work or study in the ward.
What is the “Koto Heartful Art Exhibition”?
This exhibition includes artworks created by people with disabilities living, working, or attending school in Koto Ward, Tokyo. It is based on the purpose of the “Sports and Culture Festival” of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held this year. It has been held at three venues in each region from January 2nd year of Reiwa to March 3rd year of Reiwa.
Within the app, in addition to online convenience, which is not bound by time or place, you can reproduce and experience the exhibited artworks in a virtual space. Users can become avatars and freely go around the virtual space while viewing artworks. It expresses a realistic view of the world unique to VR, such as the greetings from the Mayor of Koto Ward and the comments and greetings from the judges, judging the exhibition this time.
The “Virtual Exhibition” can be viewed not only on smartphones but also on devices such as PCs and tablets so that a wide range of people, including the younger generation, can see the artworks. Our VR platform allows you to experience things that cannot be realized in a real exhibition.
≪ Exhibition Period: From Saturday, May 15, Reiwa 3 to Thursday, September 30, Reiwa 3 ≫
It can be viewed on any device such as VR, smartphones, PCs, tablets, etc.
■ Service Name: XANA (Developer: NOBORDER.Z)
XANA (XANA) is the world’s first metaverse (virtual reality space) based on VR, mobile, and PC-enabled blockchain technology developed by the NOBORDER.Z Group (CEO: Takeshi Kubo), which has offices in eight countries, mainly in New York and Dubai. So far, it has attracted worldwide attention as a new business solution in the age of pandemics, such as eSports tournaments around the world and DJ events at homeland and abroad.
RIO, CEO of NOBORDER.z, a global entertainment producer and DJ, talks about how he came to realize the “next generation of entertainment that will change the world” as he travels around the world in performances, combining entertainment with three next-generation technologies: VR, AR, Blockchain, and AI.
■ RIO Official YOUTUBE Channel: Youthube Channel
■ “XANA” Service Overview
XANA is a next-generation platform that allows businesses to do”virtual” and”real”business.Users can become avatars and enjoy interactive communication and games while performing”cross-reality”economic activities that cross between reality and virtual.
The benefits of using virtual space to hold events, sell tickets, promote your company or brand, or sell things, are that you can expand your business opportunities without being trapped in the real world.
While the existing SNS is based on”viewing”of characters, videos, photos, etc., virtual SNS is a “Experience” based platform, and the events in it remain in the human brain as “experience” more deeply remembered.
Owners of VR devices can have the best experience, but they can also be connected to a smartphone or PC, and by working with existing SNS, they can double the promotion effect and diffusion effect.
(The β version of Early Access is scheduled to start from the end of August to the beginning of September 2020)
Comment from a Representative:
“The XANA platform is designed not only to provide companies with new business models, but also to support each individual user to realize their dreams. It is a platform where everyone can become who they want to be, create a new world, create a new way of life, work, and play. We want to work with you to make this movement bigger and more influential around the world.
（CEO：RIO TAKESHI KUBO）
■ Company Introduction: NOBORDER.z (No Borders)
With the vision of “a Wonderful World Without Borders”, We are a next-generation entertainment technology company based in New York, U. S. A., which operates in six countries around the world. We engage in business that combines cross-reality technology, blockchain technology, AI technology and entertainment using VR and AR.
(The company name was changed from “NO BORDERS Corporation” to “NOBORDER.z Ltd.” on July 29, 2020.)
■ Biography of the Representative
[CEO] RIO TAKESHI KUBO Performed music mainly in Los Angeles, and made his major debut as an artist and composer from AVEX. After being in charge of theme songs such as famous anime, he became independent. After holding four world tours as a DJ and music producer and performing in 70 cities, he started NOBORDER.z. In the two years since its founding, the company has grown to a scale of more than 100 employees in six countries around the world.
■Details of XANA
Service name: XANA (Xana)
Genre: Virtual SNS
Supported devices: Oculus, Steam, HTC VIVE, iOS, Android, Mac, Windows
Supported languages: English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Chinese (Simplified), Korean, Hindi
■XANA Official SNS
Official Website: https://xana.net/
Official Facebook: https://facebook.com/xanaapp
Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/xana.app/
Official Twitter: https:/ /twitter.com/xanaapp/
Official Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/xana-social/
Official YOUTUBE: https://bit.ly/30AdA3S
■ Company Profile
Company name: NOBORDERS Corporation
Location: 500 7th Ave 8th floor New York, NY 10018
Business description: VR, AI, blockchain technology development and service management
company site: https://noborderz.com
Representative: Rio Takeshi Kubo