"United Nations has artist/creator of Peace Walkway speak at U.N. World Peace day 2016 in New York City"
Trip costs underwritten by Billion Acts for Peace & Google
"World's largest Smart tech Peace
Monument for the 21st century!"
Internet of things Council Global News
"Billion Acts for Peace backed by 13 Noble Laureates endorse this"
Featured by Billion Acts and reaching it's over 6 million members globally
Major New York City ART Critic Jerry Saltz of New York Magazine endorses Peace Walkway project as major artwork
The Peace Walkway project is a simple vision of locating one, mile-long peace art monument in 100 different locations (cities, towns, and parks etc.) around the world. Each peace walkway monument is one mile long, made up of 250 different bronze plaques commemorating major world heroic peacemakers - men and women whose courage and commitment to our greater humanity have changed our lives forever.
Our free global walkway app using augmented and virtual reality offerings full bios for each peacemaker and the ability for anyone at one walkway location to connect and chat to another person at any of the installed monuments in the world. Thus everyone using the app gets to build a powerful global conversation with others and with a 21st century VR Peace Musem to explore. World's of inspired peacemaking extending beyond all borders for all.
N.Y. TIMES 2017: 89% Drop in crime when parks with purpose (peace) are installed in cities. Give your city a future with peace as its shared ideals and globally reaching identity for the 21st century.
Our Augmented reality App is easy to use for all smart-phones. Just point it at any given plaque, and two things happen. First, an Augmented reality image of the famous peacemaker will appear, click on that image and a full biographical timeline of the entire life of that peacemaker is yours to explore. As you explore the story a symbol [VR] or virtual reality will be seen along the way.
Click on that [VR] symbol, put on your virtual reality goggles and get the opportunity to view as if you were that famous peacemaker various moments and events through their eyes. From Martin Luther King ’s speech "I have a Dream" given in Washington D.C. to Mother Theresa’s daily caring for those in a leper colony, and all seen by you through their point of view.
The App has additional chat features, its GPS knows you are at a peace walkway.
Then the GPS will connect you to any Peace walkway locations all over the world. Pick one, chat, share your walk and what you have learned, with someone thousands of miles away. Another feature is access to information for all peace events taking place year-round globally so that local becomes global, and global becomes local.
Billion Acts For Peace, backed by many Nobel Peace Prize Laureates is activated every time you visit a peace walkway. Push their button to record to their site your every walk an act for peace, thus driving up their goal of one billion acts for peace. How many peaceful walks will you take?
Thus the App is so much more than just a digital living global VR PEACE Museum for the 21st century. It is building a way for so many to become future peace activists.
This is the easy monument you do not just "see"; each of the installations is expected to have its own "local look" as conceived by your architects and planners.. It's an easy "add to or add in" to ongoing construction or parks projects. They can be installed in a circle, a spiral, around the border of a park or city block area to take up less space and yet still be a mile long. Because Local becomes global this builds full community promotion and economic impact, bringing local and international tourism spending. Public funding for art, health, walking and true civic improvements of value are everywhere - start your own grassroots effort. Join our global viral movement, and ask:
Why isn't this in your life, your city for a wiser shared future?
Artist and sculptor Paul-Felix Montez USA: “Everywhere I looked were endless war monuments, but how many for peace? That was the start of this effort.” He brings over 35 years of creating large scale sculptures, sets, special effects design, and feature film sculptural prop making to the project. Recently he was a finalist of UCLA's TED talks, based upon his past works and the ideas and insights generated by the Peace Walkway project. Topic: "Will future smart cities and the internet of things become wise cities for nurturing people, and if so, how?". His fine art site: SculptureNew - Gary Jackson of Monumental Sculptures USA is a fabricator of large scale sculptures in bronze and steel for public art installations worldwide. He handles all casting and manufacture of the walkway plaques. Site:MonumentalSculptures I want to thank so many other volunteers, who believe in this project deeply, for bringing it life.
New Gandhi Museum South Africa seeks to install a Peace Walkway. Great footsteps for us to follow in.
The Hague Netherlands Home to UN World court seeks a peace walkway
Miami, Tuscon, Los Angeles, Milwaukee USA cities start Peace Walkway efforts.
Kumara New Zealand, Sydney Australia seek to install a Peace Walkway. More cities coming.