BIMA Awards

Jury Prize for GREAT Innovation winner 2016

RecoVR: Mosul

by Visualise for The Economist

Project information

RecoVR: Mosul is a collaborative virtual reality experience between The Economist, Project Mosul and Visualise. From crowd-sourced imagery of the ancient artefacts destroyed by Islamic State in the city of Mosul, Project Mosul took on the ambitious task to reconstruct them as 3D models using photogrammetry technology.

Viewers are able to take a virtual tour through Mosul Museum, which has been digitally reconstructed by the Visualise team, and appreciate the cultural history that would otherwise have been lost forever.

To maximise engagement, Visualise produced a Cardboard app for iOS and Android and Gear VR. The experience can also be viewed in 360 on The Economist’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

The BIMA jury commented on the excellent execution and praised the work for its demonstration of need-meets-tech-meets-creativity.


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