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The Guardian’s latest virtual reality (VR) film, The Party, enables audiences to experience what it is like to have autism, by placing them in the shoes of Layla, a newly-diagnosed 15-year-old who is attending her mother’s surprise birthday party.
“By enabling viewers to experience a specific social situation through the eyes of the protagonist – a teenage girl at a birthday party – we hope that it will provide them with an insight into the issues that their autistic peers may be facing.”
Kids Bike Through Their Own Artwork In This VR Workshop
The immersive learning experience uses VR to let young participants pedal a stationary bike through their drawings and clay figures.
Participating children design and draw their own 3D environment and then fill their new world with hand-molded clay sculptures. A Samsung Gear 360 camera captures the scene in 360-degrees which kids can then explore using a Google Cardboard headset that they also get to customize (and obviously keep).
Now this is where things get really interesting. Rather than just have participants simply observe the scene standing in place, they can actually hop on a stationary bike and pedal their way through the custom 3D world.
Sea Prayer: a 360 illustrated film by award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini
Inspired by the story of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, Khaled Hosseini, the novelist and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has written an exclusive story brought to life in virtual reality. The night before a potentially fatal journey, a father reflects with his son on their life in Syria before the war – and on their unknown future