In Fall 2019 the students in the Immersive Narratives in VR/AR course at The School of Public Engagement Media Studies Program created a collection of immersive Virtual and Augmented Reality projects exploring the different ways narratives can be structured inside simulated environments. Using Unity 3D and Blippar applications students developed a variety of experiences ranging from product oriented narratives, to music history, as well as family relations.
One of the pieces created by Marcos Echeverría Ortiz used mobile AR to educate others on the rich history of Salsa music. The experience envisions AR while users browse for records in a store. This AR concept allows people to point their phone at a vinyl record and discover interesting facts on that record.
Other projects developed Virtual Reality environments exploring empathy within abstract narratives.