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Virtual Reailty Journalism Immerses Users In A Public Crisis

Virtual Reailty Journalism Immerses Users In A Public Crisis
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3D simulation lets users walk around and interact with other characters in the scene to help raise awareness about hunger in America.

Yi Chen
  • 31 january 2012


Former Newsweek correspondent Nonny de la Peña has developed a 3D virtual reality simulation that recreates a real eyewitness account of a crisis in Los Angeles as people wait outside a food bank. ‘Hunger in Los Angeles’ was designed using gaming development tools and includes a body-tracking system. Users wear a head-mounted goggle display to fully immerse themselvesin the game where they can walk around and interact with other characters in real-time.

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