Virtual reality (VR) can be an invaluable tool for education and is often considered a step into the future, but it can equally help us visualise the past and understand key historic events. This is what a team from Ukraine are trying to achieve with their VR documentary, Chornobyl360. A Kickstarter campaign will soon be launched to help fund their project dedicated to the Chornobyl/Chernobyl accident 30 years after it happened.
Allowing you to step into the radioactive area of the accident, Chornobyl360 will be produced in up to ten 3-10 minute segments, covering the 30-kilometer Exclusion Zone from different angles. Users will interact with living witnesses, including workers, engineers and locals, all who will share their memories. Exclusive areas can be explored, such as the reactor control room, where the user will experience finer detail.