Virtual Reality Experience Depicts the Horrors of an Oil Spill

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Oculus Rift and virtual reality technology has most often been used to convey a sense of wonder to the user--but now a new campaign is going for a very different emotion: shock and horror.

Nonprofit group Dogwood Initiative, agency Rethink Canada, and game design company Adrian Crook & Associates recently turned coin-operated binoculars off the coast of Vancouver's harbor into a virtual reality headset that depicts what the pristine water would look like if it was the victim of an oil spill. The experience is in protest to Kinder Morgan's plans to load millions of barrels of oil into tankers in Vancouver's harbor.

Read the full story here on Fast Company's Co.Create.