Adult VR Experience

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  Dates & times
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  Category Interactive, Summer Reading
  Age Groups Adults

 

Learn about Virtual Reality and where the Oculus headset can take you!  Fish the deep blue sea, go on safari, or experience migrating to another country.  Sessions run for about half-hour, and multiple headsets are available. 

Experiences Available:

Traveling while black - Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities.

Becoming Homeless - In this Virtual Human Interaction Lab, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Interact with your environment to attempt to save your home to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes and face the adversity of living with diminishing resources.

We Wait (Migrating to another country) -Based on BBC News interviews with migrants, We Wait is a dramatized story transporting you to the heart of the refugee crisis.

Notes on Blindness- an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness.

Testimony - is an interactive documentary for virtual reality that shares the stories of survivors of sexual assault and their healing journey.

6x9 - takes you to a virtual cell, telling a story of the psychological damage of extreme isolation. Right now, more than 80,000 people are in solitary confinement in the US. They spend 22-­24 hours a day in their cells, with little to no human contact for days or even decades. We invite you into this world.

Anne Frank House - VR offers a unique and emotional insight into these two years. Experience the world-famous Secret Annex in a never before seen way. Travel back to the years of the Second World War and wander through the rooms of the Annex that housed the group of 8 Jewish people as they hid from the Nazis.

Clouds Over Sidra - Meet Sidra. This charming 12-year-old girl will guide you through her temporary home: The Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. Zaatari is home to 130,000 Syrians fleeing violence and war, and children make up half the camp's population. In this lyrical VR film, Sidra leads you through her daily life: Eating, sleeping, learning, and playing in the vast desert city of tents.

360 Safari - Go on Safari to Kruger Park and watch animals in their natural habitat. 

Games Available:

Fishing! Bait is an Island to help your boss catch a rare fish, and thereby save the struggling aquarium where you work. During the game, you will catch a lot of different fish and make friends with the locals. We have had a little challenge to beat the last person's score who has checked the VR headset out. 

You may request another game if available and time allows.