Created at NYU’s Media Research Lab for its Holojam platform, this Day of the Dead VR experience places you in a festive parade traveling down a crowded city street. Participants were strapped into a minimal motion capture suit and placed in a communal virtual space with a “pen” to draw in the air and play musical instruments.
Holojam is a hybrid physical/virtual platform for multi-user experiences. It is powered by Unity, GearVR and an Optitrack motion capture system with custom software to allow for untethered standing VR applications.
- Principal Investigator Ken Perlin
- Art Direction / Experience Design David Lobser
- Production / Research Team Connor Defanti, Zach Cimafonte, Clare Carroll, Laura Juo-Hsin Chen, Sebastian Herscher, Will Field-Thompson, Daren Liu