Final Creative Project Rough Draft

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:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.800958,-84.3267745,0a,75y/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipOoq5XdNdmGC6464CIUmGV2Hq4dbvPz5bz2Tuc!2e10

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Gables Emory Point:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8013696,-84.3290266,0a,75y/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipOkeppvsQz3NVOpBHNkkckxJ78jMm9TYfbTLaE!2e10

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Emory Point:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8023335,-84.3279977,0a,75y/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipN0Zr5OSFzKDI1_VyMz1u1lbiUz_8ymjnSOE-o!2e10

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Gables Residential:

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8016612,-84.3283118,0a,75y/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sAF1QipN937uxb5HQ6yOVQZOyZDO8VkPNNTcA0mrvJPI!2e10

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