"Fractured Tour" is a multiple award winning virtual reality documentary about current life in Selma, Alabama. It can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices and viewed through a VR headset (like Google cardboard). View the site here.
An introduction from the site:
This is an experiment in a journalistic, immersive, self-guided documentary “tour” of the economic, racial and ideological divides in Selma, Alabama. Navigate through a series of 360° panoramas of places in Selma – 50 years after the “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march of 1965, and 150 years after the end of the Civil War – with annotated interviews that reflect the fractured conversation about race and a common thread of economic distress in America. Some of these stories are uncomfortable to listen to. In one interview, a supporter of a memorial to Nathan Bedford Forrest (Confederate general, slave trader and first Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux Klan) reveals sincerely held beliefs that nonetheless underlie America’s most visible racism. The conversation is included not to legitimize these beliefs, but to be confronted, face-to-face, just as we experienced it.
We urge viewers to take the time to listen to all the pieces. Depending upon the mobile device, the users can download and navigate the tour for tablet or smartphone in 2D, or using a VR headset such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift or Zeiss VR One have the full functionality and immersive 3D experience.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication – Winner Best of the Web
Broadcast Education Association– “Best of Festival” Faculty Interactive Multimedia Competition (Entertainment & Emerging Technologies Category)
Broadcast Education Association– Chairman’s Award for Faculty
CINE 59th Golden Eagle Award for Independent & Emerging Media — Finalist Virtual Reality
Online News Association– ("Bridging Selma" team) Finalist PRO-AM Student Award
Society for Professional Journalists (“Bridging Selma” team)– Winner Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards– Best Use of Multimedia
Society for Professional Journalists (“Bridging Selma” team)– Finalist National Best Use of Multimedia