Virtual reality: Introducing “RecoVR Mosul”, The Economist’s first VR experience 

ON FEBRUARY 26th 2015, the militant group known as Islamic State posted a video online showing the destruction of antiquities in and around the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq. Statues and other artefacts in the museum were smashed, and ruins around the city were broken up using hammers and pneumatic drills. The militants said they were “ordered by our prophet to take down idols and destroy them”. For its first venture into the new medium of virtual reality, The Economist has collaborated with Rekrei, a non-profit group formerly known as Project Mosul, to recreate the museum and many of the lost artefacts, explain why they matter and examine how they were virtually reconstructed.

Source: Virtual reality: Introducing “RecoVR Mosul”, The Economist’s first VR experience | The Economist

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