Faculty Advisor

deWinter, Jennifer

Faculty Advisor

Sutter, Ralph

Abstract

ARIN is a virtual reality, sci-fi horror experience for the HTC Vive, which incorporates visual and tactile performance elements and staging to increase the viewer’s sense of immersion. The first part of this paper covers the design process of the ARIN Virtual Reality Experience from concept to completion including playtesting and critical analysis. The second, written individually by Izzie Schiavone, explores how popular science writing uses the Hero's Journey as a narrative structure that facilitates the explanation of scientific knowledge for a popular audience. The findings from studying popular science writing were used to write an article about VR and the development of the ARIN Virtual Reality Experience.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Interactive Media and Game Development

Major

Professional Writing

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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