Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, through Sensorium Galaxy, is partnering with the Vatican to bring historic masterpieces into the metaverse.
In July 2021, Roc Nation bought Sensorium Galaxy’s in-platform currency, the SENSO tokens. Users from the Sensorium metaverse use SENSO to attend virtual parties, purchase in the NFT marketplace, and do other transactions inside the metaverse.
Humanity 2.0 is a non-profit organization aiming to overcome socioeconomic and cultural development obstacles. This non-profit organization is spearheaded by the Dean of Philosophy, Father Philip Larrey, at The Pope’s University in Vatican City.
Father Larrey struck a deal with Roc Nation and Sensorium Galaxy to create a virtual NFT gallery of all historic masterpieces found in The Vatican Museums.
The organization’s chairperson believes that through this, they can “democratize art” and make it widely accessible for art enthusiasts and the general public worldwide.
“We look forward to working with Sensorium to explore ways to democratize art, making it more widely available to people around the world regardless of their socio-economic and geographical limitations. The partnership with Sensorium brings this goal a step further and equips us with the latest tech solutions.” – Father Philip Larrey, Chairman of Humanity 2.0
The Dean of Philosophy also believes that the use of technological advancements, such as virtual and augmented reality, could help them push the boundaries of socioeconomic and cultural development.
The virtual gallery is expected to open its door for viewing sometime later this year. Interested audiences can then explore the gallery using a VR headset and a desktop computer.
The renowned museum is home to more than 800 masterpieces from great artists, such as Michaelangelo, Raphael, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and many other remarkable art masters.
Although the aforementioned museum is filled with hundreds of historically essential artworks, it’s still unknown which of them will be included in the virtual gallery.
About Sensorium Galaxy
Sensorium Galaxy is an online metaverse with the potential to become the next big social platform. Using virtual reality technology, Sensorium Galaxy plans to offer users a realistic and immersive experience without users leaving the comforts of their own homes.
Yann Pissenem, the CEO of Sensorium Corporation, believes that the metaverse will provide users with a “truly global and all-encompassing social platform” that will connect people from all corners of the world.
About Humanity 2.0
A non-profit organization aiming to bolster socioeconomic and cultural development, Humanity 2.0 works to identify “impediments” to human development and find the best way to approach and resolve these problems.
Father Philip Larrey, the Dean of Philosophy at The Pope’s University in Vatican City, is the current organization’s chairperson.
About Roc Nation
As an agency, Roc Nation is a lot of things. A talent agency, a sports agency, a record label, media relations, management, and much more. Roc Nation was founded in 2008 by Shawn Corey Carter, more popularly known by his stage name, Jay-Z.
Roc Nation has worked with numerous musicians and sports teams. Some of the agency’s well-known partnerships are with Alecia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, Megan Thee Stallion, Normani, and more.
The entertainment agency aims to expand its business into virtual and augmented reality by partnering with Sensorium Galaxy and purchasing the SENSO token.