360-degree video brings the reality of Syria to Australian eyes
March 1, 2016 - Uncategorized
The conflict in Syria just got a little closer to home.
Amnesty International Australia is using 360-degree video technology to bring the destroyed streets of Damascus and Aleppo to a screen on your face.
Using a virtual reality headset and panoramic photographs shot by activists in 2015, the human rights organisation is inviting Australians to experience the war zone first hand via their mobile phone.
“The crisis in Syria can seem too enormous and far away to us here in Australia. Because it doesn’t affect us directly, it sometimes doesn’t seem real,” Diana Sayed, Amnesty International Australia’s crisis response campaign coordinator, said in a statement emailed to Mashable Australia. Read more…