Free Whippits is a VR diorama viewer, inspired by the antique dioramas used for set design of the opera. We studied and replicated dioramas (both by artistic reproduction, and by photogrammetry) from the BnF archives. These original pieces are so historically important and beautiful, yet can not be shown due to their fragility. We have recreated them here for your enjoyment, in a form which is impossible to destroy. Free Whippits is on iOS for touch screens and Google VR. This project was done in collaboration with painter Stephen Appleby Barr, sound designer Nicholas Morrison, and gracious cooperations from the BnF in Paris.
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