VIRTUAL REALITY

Empathetic Media creates stories that immerse you in unexplored worlds with otherwise unattainable perspectives. VR uses computer-generated three-dimensional imagery to create interactive environments that can be explored using stereoscopic head mounted displays (HMDs). We are a one-stop shop for researching, producing and delivering the preferred application. We also shoot 360 video that is easily published to Facebook and Youtube. Distribution channels include Oculus, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear, HTC Vive and native mobile applications.

Peace in Colombia

After decades of violence, a small community outside of Medellin, Colombia seeks healing and justice by sharing face-to-face the stories of victims and offenders from opposite signs of the conflict, from former FARC guerrillas to paramilitaries. Using virtual reality, users can experience their true stories first-hand and decide on the path they take as they shape the restorative narrative. Produced with the support of the Images and Voices of Hope NGO.

Ferguson Firsthand

An interactive experience that explores the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 by Officer Darren Wilson using a combination of graphic journalism, audio, photographs and virtual reality. It allows you to move through an immersive recreation of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri and view the events based on multiple, contradictory eyewitness accounts. The aim of this piece is to compare and contrast the eyewitness reports and allow you to see how this single incident has given rise to such a wide range of perspectives. Read more on the Fusion page here.

Beneath These Restless Skies (In progress)

In 1967, the photographer Gordon Parks, shot “A Harlem Family” for Life magazine. This series of photographs would form some of his most significant images, set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. 50 years later, little has changed. Looking beyond the outcomes of conflict, police shootings and social stereotyping, this project will address the context for violence, introducing a viewer to a world of monotony, limited opportunity, and social stigma,mapping the spaces with a combination of 3D scans, Parks’ original photos, and 360 video. Produced in partnership with Magnum photographer Harriet Dedman and the Gordon Parks foundation using Matterport’s state of the art 3D scanner.