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Aleppo – Helsinki

Technology: HTC Vive | Customer: YLE

Virtual journalism and emotion induced experiences

Aleppo – Helsinki was a project developed together with YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Company) around the possibilities that virtual reality offers for journalism, storytelling and personal experience. In the virtual experience the audience is taken first to a familiar scenery in a normal day Helsinki. After a while the Helsinki scenery changes, now resembling more like the news images of a bombed down and deserted city of Aleppo in Syria. The audience is now looking at the destroyed city from their own perspective. What would it feel like if Helsinki was the city of Aleppo and you were there?

Experience can be downloaded from:

Key features

  • Photorealistic 3D environment
  • Immersive soundscape that adds into the realistic feeling of the environment
  • Based on the use of open data and various visualization techniques
  • Natural flow of story with the feel of presence and atmosphere