Augmented Reality to mirror harsh reality of our society

In the winter of 2015, Ram Devineni, the creator of the hugely popular comic book series, Priya’s Shakti, met the acid attack survivors, Laxmi and Sonia at the Delhi Comic Con. Soon after interacting with the entire team of ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ initiative, he decided to chronicle their tales of battling the odds of the society and retaining their identity, to make people “look beyond the scars” and delve deeper into the problem. To create powerful and long-lasting impact in the minds of people, the filmmaker and publisher chose to develop augmented reality (AR) elements in the comic series. He approached Blippar, the provider of a visual discovery app that uses augmented reality and machine learning, to breathe life into the characters of the new edition titled “Priya’s Mirror”. “Blippar…


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