Southland is a Google Cardboard based VR exploration of historical, forgotten aspects of Los Angeles as seen through the perspective of driving in a car. In the first vignette, the player drives through the Figueroa Tunnels on the 110 freeway and revisits the cycleway that had previously been built there. The second vignette is about driving through the dry lake beds of the Angeles National Forest caused by the drought. This experience ultimately encourages appreciation of the layered quality of Los Angeles and allows the past to meet the present through an interactive medium.
Jacques Brautbar, Anshul Pendse, Sean Wejebe
Steve Anderson, Andreas Kratky, Philip Ethington