"Critical Distance" augmented reality

Andrew Harrington and Joshua Downs, Formative Co.
September 8, 2021
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People interacted with augmented reality version of an orca
Andrew Harrington and Joshua Downs, Formative Co.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will host a new, free experience emphasizing the intrinsic connection between people, orcas and the ocean. Produced by Vision3, Vulcan Productions and Microsoft and written by Amy Zimmerman, “Critical Distance” is a social augmented-reality experience. “Critical Distance” immerses visitors in a holographic orca pod and allows them to witness this endangered species’ daily obstacles. It opens Sept. 29.

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