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PLACEHOLDER: Landscape and Narrative in a Virtual Environment (1993 project documentation)

This Virtual Reality experiment explored potentials for narrative action on the part of players in a simulated landscape. The work incorporated elements of local mythology and actual locations in the Canadian Rockies. Three-dimensional videographic scene elements, spatialized sounds and voices, and simple character animation were employed to construct places in a virtual environment that could be visited concurrently by two physically remote participants wearing head-mounted displays. Produced at the Banff Centre for the Arts by Brenda Laurel and Rachel Strickland.

Video documentation by Rachel Strickland, with Bud Lassiter, Jason Lewis, and Gilles Tassé