MSF Joins Muse on European Tour with 360 VR Experience

By Kathy Boyce April 27, 2016

visualise is working with msf to tell the story of the refugee crisis and work they are doing in a series of 360 VR videos.

Rock legends and technology lovers, Muse are long-term supporters of Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders and invited the charity to join them on their European tour – running from February to the middle of June.

Part of the interactive exhibit invites fans to visit a Tanzanian refugee camp in 360 VR and meet psychologist and MSF mental health coordinator, George Hunter, who describes what Burundian refugees have been though since political violence forced more than 100,000 people from their homes in April 2015.

This trailer, which can be viewed as a 360-degree video on YouTube and via the Samsung Gear VR headset on tour, is a glimpse into Forced from Home, an ambitious, cross-platform collaboration between MSF-USA and Visualise.

Filmed in 360-degrees in six refugee camps around the world, this will be part of a travelling exhibition touring the US autumn 2016. Through the medium of virtual reality the aim is to create a humanising connection and tell the stories of refugees from around the world and the work MSF staff are doing. This is a great example how VR can be used to influence social good and action.

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