In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, the fusion of traditional languages and cutting-edge virtual reality opened up new and exciting possibilities. MoniGarr.com is a creator of 3D Kanien’kéha Virtual Humans, seamlessly blending the richness of Kanien’kéha (Mohawk Language), with the ubiquity of English. The Kanien’kéha speaking virtual beings, animated with precision through motion capture, transcend the boundaries of conventional communication, finding their place in augmented reality, virtual reality, films, games and more.
- Wanik Karakon on instagram
- Wanik Karakon: Kanien’kéha Videos on Demand
- Wari (young adult), Wari (older), Blue Lira augmented reality posters, MoniGarr, TrollFace, Aliena
The Origins of Onkwehonwehneha AI:
MoniGarr.com’s journey into the world of virtual humans began in the early 1990s with a groundbreaking project titled “Onkwehonwehneha AI.” that referred to Ancient Intelligence collaborating with Artificial Intelligence. Initially conceived as Kanien’kéha text chatbots, this venture laid the foundation for the development of sophisticated 3D Virtual Humans capable of communication in Kanien’kéha and all mainstream languages. It earned the Bronze medal during the world’s first chatbot competitions as the ’Most Knowledgeable Bot’ in the early 2000s.
Use Cases and Success Stories:
- Kanien’kéha Video on Demand with Wanik Karakon: https://vimeo.com/monigarr/vod_pages
- Augmented and Virtual Reality Experiences:
- MoniGarr.com’s 3D Virtual Humans are found in augmented and virtual reality environments. The immersive experiences allow users to engage with Kanien’kéha / Mohawk language in a way that was previously unimaginable. From interactive storytelling to cultural museum exhibitions, the virtual beings breathe life into the digital realm.
- Film Industry:
- The film industry embraces the versatility of Kanien’kéha Virtual actors and actresses bringing characters to life with the added layer of creating a bridge between traditional narratives and modern technology.
- Personal Avatars:
- The ability to personalize and create virtual avatars has taken a leap forward with MoniGarr.com’s Kanien’kéha Virtual Human technology. Individuals can represent themselves in the digital world using 3D Virtual Humans that speak their language and reflect their own identity.
- Companies and organizations seeking innovative ways to communicate their messages can hire Kanien’kéha Virtual Humans as spokesmodels. The dynamic representatives engage audiences with a unique blend of Kanien’kéhake culture and technological prowess.
- The art of storytelling is revived through the integration of 3D Virtual Humans. Cultural narratives are brought to life with the nuance and authenticity of Kanien’kéha speakers, sharing stories in a modern, accessible format that also acknowledges & respects Kanien’kéhake (people).
Significance of Kanien’kéha in Technology:
The inclusion of Kanien’kéha in the realm of 3D with virtual humans is not just a technological feat but a cultural statement. It supports the Revival & Retention of Kanien’kéha dialects, ensuring they continue to thrive in the future. MoniGarr.com’s commitment to linguistic diversity sets a precedent for the integration of marginalized languages in the ever-expanding landscape of technology.
MoniGarr.com’s journey from the early days of Kanien’kéha text chatbots to the sophisticated 3D Virtual Humans of today represents a fusion of tradition and innovation. Through their work, the barriers between cultures and realities are breaking down, creating a space where technology becomes a bridge rather than a divide. As we look to the future, the influence of projects like “Onkwehonwehneha AI” serves as an inspiration for a more inclusive and culturally rich technological landscape.