Tribeca Storyscapes Award Winner on Using VR to Connect with the Beauty of Nature

barnaby-steelMarshmallow Laser Feast is a collective of artists who are interested in using VR technologies to capture the aesthetic beauty of nature, and provide immersive experiences that inspire people to cultivate an even deeper with the reality that surrounds them.

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Marshmallow Laser Feast’s Treehugger experience provides an immersive telling of the lifecycle of water in trees as rain makes its way up from the roots of a Sequoia tree and is released as oxygen in a highly-stylized & beautiful point-cloud aesthetic. Their experience included smells and passive haptic feedback to make their simulated volumetric time-lapse even more immersive, and it actually won the Storyscapes award at the Tribeca Film Festival. I caught up with co-founder Barnaby Steel to talk about how VR could be used to inspire us to cultivate an even deeper relationship with the world around us.

Here’s a clip of Treehugger:


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