THE LAO CHAPTERS – RILAO PROJECT
Role: Writer, Designer
Virtual Reality Interactive Video Project (Oculus Rift)
The Lao Chapters is a virtual reality experience created as part of Award-Winning Production Designer Alec McDowell’s 5D Institute world-building project which sought to design the fictional island of Rilao. Wearing an Oculus Rift the user is guided to a meditative dreamscape under the island’s mythological Tree of Rilao. By looking at different floating orbs under the tree The user can play a series of gaze-activated video segments to watch stories of the founding of the nation of Rilao. I wrote the scripts and iterated multiple drafts based on client feedback.
The project was showcased at the 5D Institute’s Science of Fiction conference in 2014.
The Lao Chapters was created with the support of the following team: Bryan Edelman, Eric Adrian Marshall, Chris Cain.