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Virtual Reality: Resources

A guide to assist with the use of VR headsets and in finding excellent resources

Apps for Many Topics

 

These free apps are used as a platform to access a wide variety experiences:

 

App Name
Link
Summary
Within https://www.with.in/ From the developer; Within is the premier destination for innovative, entertaining, and informative story-based virtual and augmented reality. We bring together the best immersive experiences from the world's finest VR creators—from gripping tales set in worlds of pure imagination to documentaries taking you further inside the news than ever before
YouTubeVR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzuqhhs6NWbgTzMuM09WKDQ/featured From the developer: Immerse yourself in full 360-degree videos that put you at the center of the action

 

 

 

App
Link
Summary

Dreams of Dali

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1eLeIocAcU&list=PLBMJM76nbwEAGY1CK1_B6u9EwLF9w8azp&index=9&t=0s

From the Dali museum

Van Gogh's Starry night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Dt9ziemYA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCbR88NbziY

Walk into his painting and see it from the inside.

Do Not Touch - Within App https://www.with.in/watch/do-not-touch

From the developer: The sign said "do not touch," but Eric touched the famous painting anyway. Now the security guards are on his tail! This piece was made possible with advanced AI algorithms used to style transfer from various paintings onto the raw stereo footage.

Possible uses: brainstorming ideas on media, thinking outside the frame, sanctity of art

Space X Girl - Within App https://www.with.in/watch/space-x-girl From the developer: In this dreamlike experience, journey through the spaces and memories of a girl brought to life using abstract, hand-drawn visual effects.

 

 

App Link Summary 
A History of Cuban Dance https://www.with.in/watch/a-history-of-cuban-dance From developer: Organic, spontaneous, sexy dances progress chronologically from Afro-Cuban Santería rumba through mambo, cha-cha-chá, salsa, breakdancing, and reggaeton. The broader history of Cuba is revealed in the moves. Palpable and transporting, this live-action VR documentary was filmed on location in Cuba and features Ballet de la Televisión Cubana.
Teaching Ancient Dance in Lahore - Within app https://www.with.in/watch/look-but-with-love-teaching-ancient-dance-in-lahore From developer:  Immerse yourself in the richness of Pakistani song and dance alongside Beena Jawad, who passes this tradition to children in ancient Lahore.
Zombie "Thriller" Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGPJpsuvUvs From the channel: I think these zombies only want to distract you with the choreography of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" dance. This fits the spirit of Halloween :)
360 virtual reality video, watch it with maximum quality for the best experience. Move your phone around you to be able to look in any direction. 

 

 

 

App Link Summary
Do Not Touch https://www.with.in/watch/do-not-touch

The sign said "do not touch," but Eric touched the famous painting anyway. Now the security guards are on his tail! This piece was made possible with advanced AI algorithms used to style transfer from various paintings onto the raw stereo footage.

 

Possible uses: short stories, writing prompts

Crow: The Legend https://www.with.in/watch/crow-the-legend

In this animated movie, Crow is the most admired animal in the forest with his magnificent colors and beautiful voice. But when the very first winter arrives, can Crow make the personal sacrifices needed to save his friends?

Official selection of Cannes Le Marché du Film and Venice International Film Festival.

Possible uses: short stories, legends, cultural stories

Giant https://www.with.in/watch/giant

In "Giant," creator Milica Zec draws upon her experience growing up in war-torn Serbia.

Trapped in their basement inside an active war zone, two parents struggle to distract their young daughter by inventing a fantastical tale as bomb blasts draw closer.

What you are about to see is inspired by real events

Sanctuaries of Silence https://www.with.in/watch/sanctuaries-of-silence Silence might be on the verge of extinction and acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton believes that even the most remote corners of the globe are impacted by noise pollution. In Sanctuaries of Silence, join Hempton on an immersive listening journey into Olympic National Park, one of the quietest places in North America.

 

 

App Link Summary
Curse Sanctum https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/1198492796853678 From the developer:  Cursed Sanctum is a first person interactive story experience from developer Arabian Art Studios.  You are Guunthar, son of Grom, on a mission to discover and destroy the evil that has been terrorizing the people of Hallund. Mystery and danger await as you come face to face with the horrors that lurk within the Cursed Sanctum!
Kinoscope https://www.with.in/watch/kinoscope A lively and colorful exploration of the history of cinema. From Méliès and Chaplin to Kubrick and Tarantino, Kinoscope takes you on a journey through some of the most famous scenes ever captured on film. The story is lead by the voice of legendary Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis whose work has appeared in such seminal works as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, and The Brink's Job. Produced by Ex Nihilo and AudioGaming, the team behind acclaimed VR experience, "Notes On Blindness."
New York Times: Walking New York https://www.with.in/watch/nyt-mag-vr-walking-new-york WITHIN and the New York Times come together to capture the birth of a new large-scale street art installation in New York. Renowned French artist JR, famous for posting massive photographs in urban environments, attempts to create a poetic awareness of New York's storied history as a city of immigrants. The monumental portrait was conceived as a cover for the NYT's Walking New York issue.
The People's House https://www.with.in/watch/the-peoples-house Take a historic visit to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's White House. The Obamas guide you on an intimate journey inside the West Wing and the Executive and Private Residences, reflecting on their time together, and recounting the building's profound history since its construction over two centuries ago.

Rapid Fire - A Brief History of Flight

https://www.with.in/watch/rapid-fire-a-brief-history-of-flight Rapid Fire is a brief journey through the history of aviation -- as an airshow, you could never see in real life. Witness the Wright Flyer's first leap, dodge bullets from a WWI fighter, get buzzed by the leading-edge F22 Raptor fighter jet, and be nearly engulfed by the world's largest plane!
World Heritage - Google https://artsandculture.google.com/project/openheritage Explore iconic locations in 3D, discover the tools of digital preservation, and download the collection.
    *All descriptions come from the websites

 

App
Link
Summary
Curse Sanctum https://www.oculus.com/experiences/go/1198492796853678 Cursed Sanctum is a first person interactive story experience from developer Arabian Art Studios.  You are Guunthar, son of Grom, on a mission to discover and destroy the evil that has been terrorizing the people of Hallund. Mystery and danger await as you come face to face with the horrors that lurk within the Cursed Sanctum!
The Man Behind Notre Dame https://www.with.in/watch/the-man-behind-notre-dame Through the stunning sceneries of the Notre-Dame Cathedral, experience a privileged encounter with Patrick Chauvet, the man guiding the cathedral through its modern days. As the Rector-Archpriest of one of the most revered monuments in the world, Patrick Chauvet sheds light on what it means to be a churchman in the XXIst century.
The Atomic Tree https://www.with.in/watch/the-atomic-tree The Atomic Tree is a journey into the memories of one of the most revered trees in the world--a 400-year-old Japanese White Pine bonsai that witnessed--and survived--the atomic blast in Hiroshima. From Japan's ancient cedar forests and Buddhist temples to the family home in Hiroshima where the pine was nurtured for five generations, this VR experience explores the unbroken chain of living stories held within the rings of this tree. The delicate shape of this bonsai contains sacred forests, human family, and deep time, inviting us to reflect on the living strands of kinship that are woven between human and non-human worlds.
My Africa https://www.with.in/watch/my-africa My Africa transports viewers to the untamed rangelands of Kenya as Lupita Nyong'o narrates the story of Naltwasha Leripe, a young Samburu woman. Whether tending daily livestock, digging "singing" wells, or rescuing a baby elephant orphaned by a poacher's gun, Naltwasha reveals her world--of wildlife and humans intertwined. My Africa highlights the success of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary, the first community-owned elephant sanctuary in Africa. With a restored connection to these special creatures, communities like Naltwasha's are rediscovering an age-old coexistence with wildlife. Conservation International and its partners are working to support these heroes, who give us all hope.

 

 

 

App Link Summary

CNN VR - Toro Bravo

https://www.with.in/watch/cnn-toro-bravo

Every year, thousands of amateur daredevils flock to Pamplona in the hopes of coming face-to-face with Toro Bravo - the Spanish Fighting Bull. Now, witness Spain's intense and controversial spectacle, Running of the Bulls, up close like never before.

Mix of  English narrator and Spanish speakers with English subtitles

Awakening:AProloguetoNakuruKuru

https://www.with.in/watch/nakuru-kuru

Organic, spontaneous, sexy dances progress chronologically from Afro-Cuban Santería rumba through mambo, cha-cha-chá, salsa, breakdancing, and reggaeton. The broader history of Cuba is revealed in the moves. Palpable and transporting, this live-action VR documentary was filmed on location in Cuba and features Ballet de la Televisión Cubana.

In English

Awakening: A Prologue to Nakuru Kuru

https://www.with.in/watch/a-history-of-cuban-dance

Explore remote Baja with surf pioneer John Ritter to experience the defining moments that propelled him to a lifetime of exploration and discovery; igniting a mission to return to the famed wave Cloudbreak, while protecting the ocean along the way.

 

 

 

App
Link
Summary
OneRepublic - Kids https://www.with.in/watch/one-republic-kids The official music video experience for OneRepublic's new single "Kids", filmed in Mexico City with Nokia OZO. This VR experience was captured in a single take and relied on the precise choreography of over 100 people. Learn more at www.onerepublic.com
Mozart 360: Gloria https://www.with.in/watch/mozart-360-gloria

'Gloria' is the first in a series of three VR movements that comprise Mozart's Coronation Mass. The experience is sensory - an immersion into the sound itself. Filmed in long-takes in a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic, the Cathédrale de Saint-Omer, 'Mozart 360' is an almost physical encounter with Mozart's work.

Like museum audio-guides, the user is accompanied throughout his or her journey. The text captions will direct the user's attention to a particular musician or compositional process, thereby offering technical insights into the music itself.

Mozart 360: Benedictus https://www.with.in/watch/mozart-360-benedictus

'Benedictus' is the second in a series of three VR movements that comprise Mozart's Coronation Mass. The experience is sensory - an immersion into the sound itself. Filmed in long-takes in a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic, the Cathédrale de Saint-Omer, 'Mozart 360' is an almost physical encounter with Mozart's work.

Mozart 360: Agnus Dei https://www.with.in/watch/mozart-360-agnus-dei

'Agnus Dei' is the third and final piece in a series of three VR movements that comprise Mozart's Coronation Mass. The experience is sensory - an immersion into the sound itself. Filmed in long-takes in a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic, the Cathédrale de Saint-Omer, 'Mozart 360' is an almost physical encounter with Mozart's work.

What You Don't Know  https://www.with.in/watch/what-you-dont-know Dive into the creative process of avant-pop artist Matthew Dear from his new single of the same name. Floating above you is a magic eight-ball reciting lyrics. In the distance planetary objects orbit around you to the beat. And directly ahead is an elastic donut which bounces, bulges, and twists to the complex melodies. This multi-layered visualization allows you to pivot along eight unique instruments, manipulate the speed of each one, and scratch as if you were standing on a giant turntable. The result is a music video that asks what you know about music creation. Whether through VR, mobile, or desktop, this WebVR experience offers a new way to appreciate the craft of music.
U2 Song for Someone https://www.with.in/watch/u2-song-for-someone Journey across the world with this revolutionary new visual interpretation of U2's "Song for Someone." U2 is joined by singers worldwide for this reimagining of the music video.

 

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