Seabreeze Bop City is a pilot project to develop a reusable model and platform to compellingly document the scourge of Black land loss across the southeast, namely Seabreeze, North Carolina. This project acted as an exploration into new tools and techniques for journalistic storytelling by leveraging emerging technologies.
As one of the design leads, I was tasked with creating captivating modes of storytelling through means of location based media with VR/AR, photogrammetry, and 3D conceptual designs.
This project has been featured on MIT's Open Documentary Lab's website and can be seen at the link below
A webVR immersive viewer was built to allow for outsiders to interact with the site.
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an AR replication of Seabreeze created from 3D Photogrammetry scans taken from on-location drone photography.
an AR 'story bubble' comprised of 360 video, when a viewer enters the sphere, the 360 footage of interviews with Seabreeze inhabitants would play.