Taking place during Miami’s Art Basel in 2016, The Raleigh Under Sea is a location based VR experience to help the user truly understand the global crisis of climate change.
Raleigh Under the Sea VR was powered by the HTC Vive Headset and developed in collaboration with Project 0 and the Rockefeller Foundation. The 3 part VR Experience took participants on a visual journey where they would witness first hand the direct effects of climate change in Florida. During the immersive demonstration, participants watched as Florida is overtaken by rising sea levels and catastrophic storms. Using the Raleigh hotel’s pool area where the event took place, I created an exact replica in VR so the user would feel as though they had never left, allowing the user to perceive that their exact location is flooding until they are completely submerged under water. The Raleigh Under Sea provided users with a visceral understanding of the devastating effects climate change is having on our world.