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Meta's Metaverse Culture Series' First Artist In Residence Gabe Gault Is Sharing Black History Through VR

When Mark Zuckerberg first announced the mission for Meta, he made it known that the social platform was “going to be the metaverse.” Since its rebrand, Meta has launched various initiatives to make sure the Black community is represented in the virtual reality space from creatives to entrepreneurs. AfroTech previously reported on the company’s Meta Elevate program, where for its inaugural cohort, Ciara selected 10 Black-owned businesses to receive marketing mentorship from the tech giant. Recently, in timing with Black History Month, Meta launched the Metaverse Culture Series — a year-long virtual reality initiative that aims to collaborate with Black leaders and creators to ultimately create more inclusivity in tech, an Oculus blog post shared. The new series announced VR artist Gabe Gault as its first Artist in Residence. According to the Los Angeles-based artist, the partnership came after Meta saw his work in the metaverse space. With the series’ launch, he believes it will...

Mar 8, 2022