One of the things we have noticed as we’ve moved through the developmental stages of our Ferguson VR model is the visual disparity between the 3D representation of Canfield Green Apartments and the 2D comic panels that accompany it.
Testing the canfield green apartments virtual reality prototype
After two months of hard work, we have been able to test our first virtual reality prototype of Canfield Green Apartments, the site of the shooting of Michael Brown. Our prototype consisted of a desktop virtual reality model that “pinged” eyewitness re-creations to mobile devices as users accessed the various beacons within the model. During testing we asked our … Read More
Playing with fire(arms): Explaining police militarization using video games
In conjunction with the Ferguson project, Empathetic Media is also creating combing through hundreds of pages of hand-receipt records of surplus military equipment turned over to police departments to research a a news video game.
Week 3 update
Today was officially the first day of the semester, and the Mizzou campus is now brimming with students. First thing this morning I was invited to Mike McKean’s (Director of the Futures Lab at RJI) Convergence Journalism class, from which I’ve been allocated three students to help out with the set up and launching of Empathetic Media’s first proof of … Read More