New augmented reality comic book shows the resilience of acid attack survivors
As an acid attack survivor, Monica Singh once found it incredibly difficult to look in the mirror. Her scarred skin brought her back to the day men poured a bucket of acid on her in Lucknow, India — a violent retaliation for her rejection of a marriage proposal.
More than half of Singh’s body was burned instantly, altering her appearance forever. But the activist says using a mirror has helped her reclaim love for her reflection, and for herself.
More than a decade after her attack, Singh’s story is now being used to empower other acid attack survivors through an unusual medium — a comic book. Titled Priya’s Mirror, the book uses augmented reality and image recognition to bring its characters to life on any mobile device. Read more…
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