New 360° Guide Showcases 27 Stories from Around the World – Digital Promise

New 360° Guide Showcases 27 Stories from Around the World

Still image from 360 film, "Troost Divide" showing median income and residents below the poverty line

June 5, 2020 | By

Since 2016, Digital Promise’s 360° Story Lab has supported people in using emerging and interactive technologies to create media that goes beyond the frame of traditional media and journalism. Through experiential storytelling and immersive design, creators and activists globally share their perspectives and inspire positive action on issues they care about.

Today, we’re releasing a new Screening Guide for the MY World 360° Collection, including 27 projects from around the world that aim to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals. From reducing inequalities, to promoting good health and well-being, to ensuring access to affordable and clean energy, the 17 Global Goals are a universal call to action to create a better world.

The new MY World 360° Screening Guide provides students, educators, caregivers, and learners of all ages an opportunity to step into a collection of immersive stories, and includes guidance on hosting a virtual screening event to engage audiences in reflection, discussion, and action on issues related to the stories.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll release a social version of the Guide as part of a Facebook Unit on the SDG Creators/MY World 360° Facebook group, starting with “Troost Divide,” a 360° video about an avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, that for decades has been an economic dividing line created by institutionalized racism and discrimination.

“We drove a mile across Troost Avenue in Kansas City to demonstrate income inequality and the difference a mile can make.”
– From the creators of the Troost Divide, a video featured in MY World 360°

Troost Divide

Troost Divide: MY World 360º April 2020 Playlist selection.We drove a mile, across Troost Avenue in Kansas City to demonstrate the income inequality and the difference a mile can make, created by Ian Gram, Cade Lawrence, Tevan H., Blue Valley Center for Advanced Professional Studies, Overland Park, Kansas, USA#act4SDGs, #MYWorld360. Sustainable Development Goals addressed: Goal 1: No Poverty – End poverty in all its forms everywhere, Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation, Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities – Reduce inequality within and among countries

Posted by Oculus 360 Challenge on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Join the Facebook group to share your reflections and connect with others from around the world, including creators and mentors from the MY World 360° community. Use the following questions to help spark discussion:

  • What do you think is meant by the phrase “Troost Divide”?
  • Can you think of other communities like this one where there is income inequality?
  • What types of policies and actions contribute to this kind of inequality and division, and what policies and actions would contribute to ending it?

The complete MY World 360° Screening Guide, including tips on hosting your own screening, can be found here.

Get involved

MY World 360° is a global partnership initiative led by Digital PromiseOculus, and the UN SDG Action Campaign that invites creators worldwide to use immersive storytelling to inspire action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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