View(Points) 360 is a storytelling research project that explores how immersive media (Virtual Reality/360° video) can affect perception of the international refugee crisis. The project was lead by SGPIA students Chelsea Camp, Laura Nitz, Bianca Rogers, and Nathan Yardy.
Research began in the fall of 2016. Starting in January 2017, members of the View(Points) team interviewed volunteers from self-initiated aid groups assisting in refugee relief efforts in Greece, Germany and the US, . The research process was filmed in both immersive and traditional media.
The virtual reality documentary was debuted in May of 2017 at the “Viewpoints: Migration, Displacement & Mobility” student exhibition. The film was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Practicum Award.