MediaVerse enables 360° Experiences with Social Perspective

by , , , and | Mar 20, 2023 | Use Case

The MediaVerse project’s main vision is to allow professional and amateur creators to upload their content to a decentralized platform that reaches across Europe, so they can be fully in control of their own content. To keep this undertaking more practical, the capabilities of the platform and technology need to be tested in real-world scenarios. Therefore, three use cases have been developed.

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Use Case 1: Becoming Citizen Journalist with MediaVerse

Use Case 3: Exploring the Creation of Deepfakes with MediaVerse

Use Case 2

In this video, Anna Matamala Ripoll from UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) explains the project’s second use case and how MediaVerse tools were used to co-create 360° content with a social perspective in a variety of pilots.

MediaVerse enables 360° Experiences with Social Perspective

“We saw young people who tend to do ‘poorly’ in school become motivated to work together on a research project and take pride in the results of that work. And we saw different people come together with the goal of creating resources that could help their community.”

This is how UAB researchers recount from pilot activities in MediaVerse’s use case 2, at the heart of which lies storytelling for social inclusion of vulnerable populations, achieved by the co-creation of 360° videos with MediaVerse tools.

More specifically, this use case, fanned out into five smaller pilots, aimed to test the MediaVerse platform and its new authoring capabilities, the XR tool FADER, as well as assess the potential of co-creating 360° videos with a social perspective. The pilot’s themes range from children in socio-economically vulnerable situations (co-)creating content that enhance their creative skills to the pilot facilitators (people managing a group, e.g., university students) developing 360° videos with the goal of easing life and daily activities of people with cognitive disabilities.

All pilot projects involved people who were highly driven by the idea of working together on 360° experiences and achieved results with which they are happy. The languages of the final content are Spanish and Catalan.

Both participants and researchers were shown the potential of co-developing 360° stories when it comes to benefits, help, and raising awareness about inclusion in social and educational settings. MediaVerse proved to be a very useful tool for this purpose.

Below you can find an overview of the five pilot projects with links to more information:

  1. Co-creating accessible 360° Experiences with School Children
  2. Secondary-School Pupils co-creating 360° Experiences with MediaVerse
  3. Co-creating 360° Experiences in Health Education with a Social Perspective
  4. Co-Creating 360° Support for People with Cognitive Disabilities
  5. 360° Tour of Reception Apartments for Refugees in Barcelona