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Sourire de la CÔte d' lvoire Supporting inter-ethnic harmony in the community with football
At each public viewing site, Sony engineers conducted original workshops for children titled "Niko Niko Power Generation," "Waku Waku Camera," and "Waku Waku AR." Specifically, there were a total of 11 workshop sessions at eight different sites. In all, they attracted the participation of 961 people, consisting mainly of the children of local residents.
In the Niko Niko Power Generation workshop, children standing next to each other generated electricity by spinning an original generator that was shaped like a round table and had a football design. They then took a photo of themselves with the electricity so generated. In this workshop, the participants collaborate in generating the electricity and have their photo taken with their arms around each other. This approach was attuned to the objective of the public viewing this time, which was aimed at furthering the social agendum of inter-ethnic harmony.
The children join together in spinning the generator.
The children have their photo taken shoulder-to-shoulder with the stored electricity.
The photo is presented to the children.
In the Waku Waku Camera workshop, two children stare at each other through a camera shaped like a picture frame, and their photo is taken. In the photo, it looks as if they are standing side by side.

  • Sony engineers help with the photography.
The Waku Waku AR workshop centers around an application utilizing augmented reality (AR). When the children peer into a panel through a smartphone, they see images of Spiderman or football athletes superimposed on the camera images.

  • Children peer into the tablet with wonder.
These workshops therefore made full use of smart AR, Sony's technology, as well as lens-style cameras, action cams, tablets, and other Sony mobile devices. Besides contributing to the resolution of social issues, they gave the participants a golden opportunity to experience the marvels of Sony technologies and products for themselves.
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