Imperfect Meshes: Stories from the Hurricane is an immersive documentary experience that presents five stories from the disaster zone of Hurricane Michael. One of the strongest on record, the category four hurricane struck the Florida Panhandle on 10 October 2018, leading to the loss of 45 lives. The virtual reality experience combines 3D scans of objects from the disaster zone with movement tracking, allowing viewers to walk freely around the objects in a limbo-like digital environment. Positioned somewhere between a documentary podcast, a virtual exhibition and a hurricane simulation, Imperfect meshes offers the viewer the opportunity to learn from those who experienced the hurricane about life in the prelude, midst and aftermath of Michael. By imperfectly rendering the often contorted and damaged objects the experience attempts to communicate the trauma of the hurricane through the 3D scans whilst revealing their digital materiality. Developed with Lena Dobrowolska.
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