Glenn Cantave is an activist, performance artist and social entrepreneur who uses immersive technology to highlight the narratives of the oppressed.
He leads Movers & Shakers, NYC a nonprofit that uses augmented reality as a tool to highlight underrepresented narratives. He started hosting teach-ins/pop-up augmented reality exhibits in an effort to advocate for the removal of the statue of Christopher Columbus at Columbus Circle. They recently won the Verizon 5G Ed Tech Challenge, where they are creating an AR workbook that teaches middle school English students about underrepresented icons. Verizon has committed to releasing the workbook in 100 middle schools nationwide by September 2021.
His team is also building out an augmented reality monuments tour of women and people of colour. The AR monuments will exist in public spaces and in school curricula. He is a TED Resident, and a member at NEW INC an arts/tech incubator supported by the New Museum.