Past events

DocLab Live: Bloodless – Guided by the Ghost of a Korean Sex Worker 25 Nov 2017 at 17:00

Special presentation on VR installation Bloodless, in which director Gina Kim and guests discuss the influence of American military presence on the South Korean people since 1956.

DocLab Live: Order, Chaos and Everything 21 Nov 2017 at 20:00

Join Jonathan Harris on a secular pilgrimage: from physical reality to the chaos of YouTube, and a digital simulation of consciousness.

Industry Session: Making VR Work for Audiences 20 Nov 2017 at 10:00

Zillah Watson, Commissioning Editor for Virtual Reality at the BBC, on how to make VR work for audiences.

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Greenland Melting

Let two NASA scientists show you around Greenland. Why have the glaciers been melting so fast over the past 15 years?

Over the past 15 years, Greenland’s glaciers have melted more quickly than in the 70 years before. The process is suddenly going much faster than predicted. How is this happening and what does it mean for the rest of the world? NASA is trying to find out, and two of its scientists explain how. We travel with them on a ship where they take all kinds of measurements, and in a small aircraft from which it’s possible to see the endless expanse of ice. Provided you are willing to get down on your knees and look underwater, it becomes clear that warmer sea currents are eroding the ice from below. Made partly using 3D data visualization, photogrammetry and videogrammetry, this 360- degree VR film allows us to experience the reality behind all the facts and statistics about melting ice caps. We get an idea of the scale involved from a glacier in the distance that suddenly looms over us, almost close enough to touch—this was the size of this gigantic glacier back in 1900.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Catherine Upin, Julia Cort, Nonny de la Peña, Raney Aronson-Rath
With:Frontline, Emblematic Group, NOVA

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