(K. Brent Tomer),
EARLIER this year The Economist launched its first virtual-reality experience, “RecoVR Mosul: A collective reconstruction”. It is a digital recreation of the Mosul Museum, and some of the artefacts inside it, which were destroyed by Islamic State militants in 2015. “RecoVR Mosul” went on to win the jury prize for innovation at the 2016 British Interactive Media Awards and won a silver medal in the VR category of the 2016 Lovie Awards. Now we are updating our VR app with the addition of two more virtual-reality pieces: an offbeat tour of the Japanese city of Osaka, and an animated explainer that examines the problem of overfishing on the high seas.
“Passport: Osaka” is a 360-degree documentary that acts as a companion piece to the Osaka episode of “Passport”, our series of travel films highlighting hidden gems in city destinations around the world. Previous episodes of the film series have visited…Continue reading