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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The Party

See the world through the eyes of Layla, an autistic 15-year-old girl, as she deals with a busy social setting, a surprise birthday party for her mum.

Recent scientific research has found that autism presents far more frequently in women than previously thought. This has resulted in many autistic women and girls, who are often in need of help and support, going undiagnosed. The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a surprise birthday celebration. You will hear her thoughts about what she is experiencing and how it is affecting her, and share the sensory overload that leads to a meltdown (an intense response to an overwhelming situation). The drama provides viewers with a powerful first-person perspective on the challenges that social situations may present to someone on the autism spectrum.

Project details

Year of development :2017
Created by:Shehani Fernando, Anrick Bregman
With:Francesca Panetta, Lucy Hawking, The Guardian VR

Available formats

Official website

www.theguardian.com/vr