“In Memoriam” is an open-ended, shared virtual reality experience that presents a future in which the sounds of nature are preserved in synthetic monuments. Two participants enter a surreal world of tree-like structures, open water, and sounds from the past. Entering at two different locations in the landscape, the guests are encouraged to observe and describe to each other what they see and hear while exploring the artificial forest. The hidden goal of the experience is for the two to find each other in the VR space through verbal communication.
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