My creative project is on the topic of virtual reality technology and profound storytelling benefits related to the immersion offered by the medium. For my project I employed Google’s “Street View” platform which uses image-combining software to create three-dimensional images which allow users to experience locations across the world as if they were truly there. The platform relies on a global army of users who use Google’s software in order to publish the three-dimensional, immersive images of various locations to populate their map of the globe with crowdsourced immersive images.
I used the platform to create immersive, virtual reality enabled images of the apartment complex in which I live, Emory Point. I developed these images of the Emory Point apartment complex to illustrate the power of virtual reality to immerse a viewer in a previously unfamiliar setting. My purpose with this creative project is to show how virtual reality-enabled immersive images are more compelling and impactful in telling stories and in this instance, advertising an apartment complex than traditional non-immersive photographs. The following links are to the immersive images that I captured around the Emory Point complex and their corresponding traditional images are beneath each link. Through this side-by-side comparison of VR-enabled immersive images and traditional photographs, I believe the power of the former will become clear.
The General Muir:
Gables Emory Point: