Experiences featured at the XR for Change Summit.
Lost City of Mer [U.S. Premiere] (Lost City of Mer LLC)
Lost City of Mer is a cross-platform interactive experience that combines a smartphone app with VR. It utilizes a groundbreaking living narrative structure where the audience’s real world actions impact the story that unfolds in VR. Innovative “swimming”, game play, elements of sci-fi and mystery inspire users to reduce their carbon footprint in the real world in order to restore a magical lost civilization in the virtual world.
Jupiter & Mars (Tigertron)
Jupiter & Mars is an underwater adventure game for PlayStation VR starring two bottlenose dolphins on a mission to bring life back to the oceans.
Terminal 3 (1RIC)
Terminal 3 is an interactive, augmented-reality documentary that explores contemporary Muslim identities in the U.S. through the lens of an airport interrogation. As viewers put on the Hololens, they step into the uncanny to directly interrogate, and determine the fate of, the hologram passenger before them. These interrogations become strikingly personal encounters that only end when the participant decides if the hologram should be let into the country or not—but there is a twist.
1000 Cut Journey (Columbia University / Stanford University)
In this immersive virtual-reality experience, the viewer becomes Michael Sterling, a black man, encountering racism as a young child, adolescent, and young adult. 1,000 Cut Journey highlights the social realities of racism, for understanding racism is the essential first step in promoting effective, collective social action and achieving racial justice.
Greenland Melting (Emblematic Group, PBS Frontline, and NOVA)
In this cutting-edge virtual reality experience created with photogrammetry, videogrammetry, CGI and 360 video, people can have the experience of being in Greenland – standing in the water in front of a glacier, flying at low altitudes over some of the world’s most stunning scenery, and diving beneath the ocean’s surface to see what NASA’s studies are revealing.
The Hidden (International Justice Mission)
There are currently more people living in slavery than at any other time in human history. One such family has been enslaved in a rock quarry in southern India for 10 years—over a paltry debt of $70 USD. Indian government representatives, supported by the human rights group International Justice Mission, plot a daring raid to free the family. Also playing as a part of Cinema360: VR For Good Creators Lab.
HoloAnatomy (Case Western Reserve University)
Human anatomy comes alive when flat illustrations become 3D images students explore, alter and examine from every angle.
With HoloTour, you can explore the beauty and history of Rome or uncover the hidden secrets of Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself with a unique combination of 360-degree video, spatial sound, and holographic scenery that creates a very real sense of presence: you’ll believe that you’re really there!
Into the Now (RSA Films)
Director and legendary shark photographer Michael Muller’s lifelong fear of sharks eventually led him to discover the tranquility and peace of mind that is possible underwater, engaged with these curious and intimidating creatures. This stunning documentary, a revolutionary, stereoscopic virtual-reality experience, explores marine life and ocean conservation via Muller’s own internal journey.
The Journey (Picture This Productions / UNICEF)
Meet 3-year-old Amina in the distant 'Afar' region of Ethiopia, trying to find enough food and water to survive during the worst drought in 30 years; 10-year-old Changkouth, living in conflict-ridden South Sudan, trying to get an education and avoid being recruited as a child soldier, in the country with the highest proportion of out-of-school children in the world; and 18-year-old Mani in Chad - ostracized by her community because she is living with HIV, but determined to change minds and using social media to rally support.
Meeting a Monster (Life After Hate)
Through audio recordings and re-enactments, former white supremacist Angela King relives the memories of, and motivations behind, the eight years she spent inside the white power movement — and the path she took to get out. While the monsters of Angela’s past define the years she spent mired in hate, she finds redemption only after acknowledging the ultimate monster: herself.
My Africa (Conservation International)
Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o and presented in stunning virtual reality, "My Africa" transports viewers to an elephant sanctuary in Kenya, where a community is reknitting the bonds that have long enabled people and wildlife to coexist.
Overview (Orbital Views)
Overview is an educative space experience where everything is real - from the orbits of planets to the position of every star in the background.
She Flies By Her Own Wings (Fovrth Studios / Oculus VR for Good / Pride Foundation)
She Flies by Her Own Wings depicts the inspiring story of Shannon Scott, who chose to stand up when her community, the U.S. armed services’ proud transgender service members and veterans, was under attack by President Donald Trump. Having enlisted before she could vote, Shannon has dedicated her entire adult life to defending and safeguarding American citizens at home and abroad.
This Is Climate Change (Participant Media / Condition One)
FIRE: In just the last three decades, changes in climate have doubled the amount of land burned by wildfires in the western United States.
FEAST: The Amazon is the largest rainforest on the planet. Despite its vital role, it is being destroyed at an alarming rate.
FAMINE: Millions of Somalis face a daily battle against hunger in one of the most extreme climate-related humanitarian disasters.
XR Brain Jam Experiences
An exhibition of the immersive experiences created by neuroscientists and developers at the 2018 XR Brain Jam. Meet the teams and discuss the science/technology behind the groundbreaking experiences created at the weekend-long event.