Virtual Whadjuk uses the latest in virtual reality technology by Oculus to send you back in time and space. Old maps and historical knowledge from local Elders and biologists has informed the accurate creation of the virtual world. Perth city has been superimposed as wireframes onto the ancient landscape to help place the user and to show the immensity of changes that have occurred.
Virtual Whadjuk immerses you in Aboriginal culture and takes you back in time on a virtual reality adventure.
Virtual Whadjuk builds on leading Indigenous Digital Heritage specialist Brett Leavy’s innovative concept of stripping away contemporary Australian urban landscapes, creating a portal into an immersive and interactive environment that authentically represents pre-contact, cultural-heritage-enriched space. Brett has dedicated his career to finding innovative ways to preserve and present Indigenous cultures:
“My task is to bring new technologies to ancient cultures.” Brett Leavy
Periscope Pictures is an award winning dynamic Perth-based production company that specialises in creating meaningful, impactful storytelling events, and turning compelling subject matter into engaging and innovative audience experiences across platforms and genres.
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Virtual Whadjuk uses the power of Virtual Reality technology to immerse audiences in Whadjuk Noongar cultural and traditional activities before European Settlement. Overseen by the respected Whadjuk Noongar Elder Barry McGuire, and in consultation with the Vivienne ‘Binyarn’ Hansen, a Balladong Whadjuk Yorga woman with extensive knowledge of traditional medicine, the project embraces the traditional and contemporary values of local community, and uses new storytelling technologies to help share and maintain Aboriginal language, knowledge and culture. The interactive activities undertaken inside the experience, actively serve to teach new audiences elements of Whadjuk Noongar culture and language, and to emotionally connect them to Aboriginal culture in new ways.