Put Women on U.S. Currency With Google’s AR App

first_imgStay on target Microsoft HoloLens 2 Augments Reality AgainGoogle Maps’ AR Navigation Rolls Out to More Devices Sick of seeing old white men every time you open your wallet?A new Google app, developed in partnership with former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios, uses augmented reality to display #NotableWomen on dollar dollar bills, y’all.“When Google invited me to speak about my journey as Treasurer of the United States and my efforts to place the portrait of a woman on our currency for the first time in over a century, I didn’t think it would end with augmented reality,” 43rd Treasurer Rios said. “But here we are.”Anyone with a smartphone and a U.S. bill can see 100 historical American women in a new medium: money.Download Notable Women for iOS or Android, then simply hold your device over any United States banknote to watch it transform.Tap the screen to discover the accomplishments of activists, artists, scientists, business leaders, writers, civic leaders, and more extraordinary ladies.In 2016, the Department of Treasury proposed reintroducing a woman to a U.S. bill for the first time in a century: They wanted to replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 with abolitionist and former slave Harriet Tubman.Her inclusion was part of a planned redesign of all $5, $10, and $20 notes to honor women’s suffrage and civil rights movements.But then Donald Trump was elected president in November 2016, and the rest is history…Rios, however, was not discouraged: Together with a group of female Googlers, she helped launch Notable Women.Sarah Winnemucca—a member of the Paiute tribe—was an author, activist, and educator; she served as an interpreter and negotiator between her people and the U.S. Army in the 1860s and ’70s (via Notable Women/Google)Designed with teachers and students in mind, the free app and accompanying website—which features 100 remarkable broads selected from the Teachers Righting History—is for everyone.“Inspirations lead to aspirations, which is why we have a responsibility to highlight the women who have shaped our past and serve as role models for our future,” Rios said.Look for famous faces like aviator Amelia Earhart, astronaut Christa McAuliffe, activist Coretta Scott King, painter Georgia O’Keefe, computer scientist Grace Hopper, journalist Katharine Graham, poet Maya Angelou, and explorer Sacagawea.As well as previously unrecognized names, including advocate Annie Dodge Wauneka, Olympian Babe Didrikson Zaharias, stunt aviator Bessie Coleman, entrepreneur Biddy Mason, physicist Chien-Shiung Wu, writer Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Gilbert, astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, singer Ma Rainey, banker Mary Roebling, Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink, Queen Lili’Uokalani, inventor Virginia Apgar, and novelist Zora Neale Hurston.Watch: Study Finds Google Assistant More Capable than Alexa, SiriMore on Geek.com:‘Marvel’s Ironheart’ and ‘Bond 25’ Tease Black Women Hollywood HeroesGoogle Doodle Celebrates International Women’s DayVirtually Try On Makeup During YouTube Tutorialslast_img

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