Nobel Media: The Day the World Changed by Gabo Arora and Saschka Unseld

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In partnership with Nobel Media and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, The Day the World Changed brings to viewers the harrowing impressions of the victims and survivors of atomic bombings and nuclear arms testing through first-hand testimonies, data visualizations, and innovative use of 3-D scanning and photogrammetry.

In the immersive experience, audience members are able to walk through the ruins of Hiroshima and examine artifacts from the bombing of August 6, 1945, but also see the continued threat of nuclear war.

“This experience uses virtual reality’s strengths in a way that makes viewers have a more visceral relationship with what is usually just a rational engagement with numbers, this time focusing on one of the most urgent issues of today,” said Gabo Arora.

“VR experiences are intimate worlds that we can visit in a way that makes them, by definition, a modern kind of memorial. The Day the World Changed is an intimate history and commemoration of the victims of nuclear weapons and a cry for change of the world we now find ourselves in,” added Saschka Unseld.

Credits

Project Creator: Gabo Arora, Saschka Unseld

Key Collaborator: Nathan Brown, Tom Lofthouse, Jennifer Tiexiera, Nate Robinson, Igal Nassima, Fifer Garbesi

Produced by: Jennifer Tiexiera

Executive Producers: Nathan Brown, Karen Lorenzo, Annette Porter, Beatrice Fihn, Mattias Fyrenius

Producers: Tom Lofthouse, Fifer Garbesi

Production by: Tomorrow Never Knows

In partnership with: Nobel Media, ICAN, NTropic+Tactic, and Sisu Films

CG Supervisor: Andrew Cohen

Unity Developer: Florian Bernard

Interaction Designer: Igal Nassima

Graphics Programmer: Nate Turley

Composer/Sound Design: ANTFOOD