Eliza McNitt's first virtual reality project, Fistful of Stars, explores the cosmos alongside The Hubble Telescope and serves as a proof of concept for Pale Blue Dot.
Fistful Of Stars debuted at BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn Festival for an audience of over 6,000 New Yorkers on August 6th 2016.
The premiere of Fistful of Stars drew an audience of over 6,000 people at BRIC! Celebrate Brooklyn and was the world’s largest communal virtual reality experience to date. The New Yorker profiled the experience writing “it astounded me, this feeling of floating above Earth, and tears began to emerge from my cardboard goggles.”
Audiences floated within photorealistic simulations of the iconic Hubble Telescope imagery that has deepened our understanding of the universe. This experience marked a major milestone in the performing arts fusing science, art, and technology as Virtual Reality transformed into an instrument for space exploration.
Pale Blue Dot will build upon the success of Fistful of Stars by expanding the story world with similar environments and themes, and allowing for a fully immersive and interactive experience.