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Abstract | The emergence in recent years of consumer-accessible virtual reality (VR) technologies such as the Google Daydream, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive has led to a renewal of commercial, academic and public interest in immersive interactive media. Virtual reality non-fiction (VRNF) (e.g. documentary) is an emergent and rapidly evolving new medium for filmmaking that draws from - and builds upon - traditional forms of non-fiction, as well as interactive media, gaming and immersive theatre. In this paper, we present our ongoing work to capture and present the first comprehensive record of VRNF - a Mediography of Virtual Reality Non-Fiction - to tell the story of where this new medium has come from, how it is evolving, and where it is heading.

Associated Project
Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1145/3210825.3213557
Citation
Bevan, C., & Green, D. (2018). A mediography of virtual reality non-fiction: insights and future directions. Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video (pp. 161–166). New York, NY, USA: ACM. URL: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3210825.3213557, doi:10.1145/3210825.3213557
@inproceedings{Bevan:2018:MVR:3210825.3213557, author = {Bevan, Chris and Green, David}, title = {A Mediography of Virtual Reality Non-Fiction: Insights and Future Directions}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video}, series = {TVX '18}, year = {2018}, isbn = {978-1-4503-5115-7}, location = {SEOUL, Republic of Korea}, pages = {161--166}, numpages = {6}, url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3210825.3213557}, doi = {10.1145/3210825.3213557}, acmid = {3213557}, publisher = {ACM}, address = {New York, NY, USA}, keywords = {documentary, mediography, non-fiction, vr}, }