The Living Book
What will the world be like 50 years from now?
Enjoy a free immersive 360-VR experience online at https://living-book.net/.
Available to try on a VR headset, on a desktop/laptop, on a smartphone and as a Google Cardboard* experience.
*We recommend that you download the YouTube app on your phone before trying to play this version of the experience.
Living Book is an immersive experience that invites us to explore the long-term consequences of climate change in a virtual world, as imagined by children today.
Inspired by children’s author Mitch Johnson and created in collaboration with students from two Norfolk schools, this 360 virtual reality imaginarium spans cities and deserts, mountains and beaches, forests and factories, bringing to life the effects that global warming could have on these environments and our everyday lives.
The work consists of a collection of 360 degree videos and audio, interlinked by a ‘minimap’ for navigation. The experience can be viewed on desktop, mobile or VR platforms using the device’s web browser. A user simply chooses a destination on the minimap to start exploring a world, and uses the logo at the centre of the map to switch between climate scenarios for that world. The Cardboard option is available but comes without user navigation – you’ll look around a destination and will automatically be taken to the next one after a short time.
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Lead Video Designer
Assistant Video Designer
Assistant Video Designer
Danielle Da Costa
Composer (Arctic Dystopia)
Conductor (Arctic Dystopia)
Composer (Forest Utopia & River Dystopia)
Niria Dejanovic Alvarez
Composer (Credits Theme)
Composer (Urban Utopia & Dystopia)
Composer (River Utopia & Main Menu Theme)
Composer (Forest Dystopia)
Composer (Arctic Utopia & Coastal Dystopia)
Composer (Coastal Utopia)
Sound Designer & Implementation
Guildhall Session Orchestra Music
Music Performance & Recording
Audio Director, Music Performance & Recording
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