CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world's cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time. To date CyArk has digitally preserved over 200 sites on 7 continents in over 40 countries. Our fieldwork includes international landmarks such as Pompeii, Angkor Wat, Chichen Itza, Babylon and Mt Rushmore. Our work is regularly the subject of articles and video segments for National Geographic, CNN, BBC, the New York Times and Fast Company. Our goal is to not only ensure that these sites are digitally preserved, but to make them available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible to help educate youth and the public to travel virtually with CyArk around the world.
There are a lot of ways an oppressed people can rise. One way to rise is to study, to be smarter than your oppressor. The concept of rising against oppression through physical contact is stupid and self-defeating. It exalts brawn over brain. And the most enduring contributions made to civilization have not been made by brawn, they have been made by brain.