GreenGen XR is a transmedia platform that utilizes traditional media, XR and complementary learning materials to inspire and prepare the next generation of the economic workforce to seek “green” professions and adopt sustainable lifestyles.
It uses advanced storytelling techniques and action-oriented advice to showcase “a day in the life” of people already working in green careers.
Our initial phase will begin with a 360° VR series, complementary interviews, events and curriculum. Future iterations will include gamified training materials to bridge the gap in vocational training, offering a unique tool to help build their skillsets.
These online tools will be complimented with workshops and immersive media kiosks within libraries, museums, school districts and public spaces throughout city hubs. The project will aim to scale to cities globally, supporting representation of SDG integration at the local level.
Pearls of New York is the first film in the GreenGenXR Series, created by Overview Collective in partnership with the Billion Oyster Project. In the 1600s, there were 220,000 acres of oyster reefs in a thriving NY Harbor; but by the 1900s, it was mostly lifeless due to pollution, dredging and overharvesting.
Join students of the NY Harbor School, Research Associate Technicians, Billion Oyster Project staff and volunteers as they incubate, harvest and regenerate this delicate keystone species with the goal of reintroducing 1 billion oysters by 2030.
The film has been screened at the HarborUp! Gala on 17 September, and at the Our Future Festival on Governor’s Island and the United Nations General Assembly during New York City's Climate Week in September 2019.