A VIRTUAL REALITY SHOWREEL
VR is an ideal medium for conveying microbiological concepts
The idea of being immersed in a microscopic environment and being able to explore microbiological processes as if you’re an astronaut surveying a new galaxy was popularised by films such as Innerspace and Fantastic Voyage. now, virtual reality (VR) technology can simulate that.
“Within the realm of biology, the VR possibilities are almost endless,” Chilcott explains. “With the help of VR, we can ignite that childlike wonder in us that helps us engage with and understand such complex biological processes.”
it’s so engaging that Random42 have created a VR showreel that you can watch for yourself by going to random42.com/ virtual-reality. if you don’t have a viewer like google Cardboard or something similar then there’s no need to worry – they will send you one for free.
“Exploring the human body at that scale is something people have been playing with the idea of for decades, and it is now becoming much easier to simulate,” says Chilcott. “We want to be the pioneers on this frontier, and our showreel is there to give a taster of what is possible at the moment. We are currently putting together our new VR showreel, a more story-driven experience, which we are very excited to release, so keep an eye out for that!”