MY World 360°, a partnership between Digital Promise, Oculus from Facebook, and the UN SDG Action Campaign, invites creators worldwide to use immersive storytelling and design to share their perspectives and inspire positive action toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Your MY World 360° story might include one or more of the following:
You’ve explored the Sustainable Development Goals and discussed with your community what issues are most important. Now it’s time to find the story you want to tell and how to tell it. Consider the following questions as you develop your MY World 360º project:
Whose story do you want to tell?
How might you inspire ACTION for positive change?
How does your message or the story you want to tell relate to the SDGs?
Once you have an idea of the issue you want to work on and the story you want to tell, it’s time to create your media! When you think about media you would like to make, ask yourself or discuss with your peers:
Add your media to the global MY World 360° collection. Share your media with us via www.myworld360.org to be considered for special screenings at upcoming UN events, and through social media using the hashtags #MYWorld360 and #Act4SDGs.
Launch an action campaign – You’ve created your MY World 360° media, but you’re not done yet! For your media to make an impact, it’s important to share it in a way that will get the result you want. This means creating an action campaign and thinking about:
Create a viewing guide and resources
Viewing Guide – Create a viewing guide and other resources to accompany your media. For example, 1-2 page flyer or poster to accompany your MY World 360° media could include:
Behind-the-Scenes Storytelling – Did you take photos or video footage while creating your media? Create a “making of” video or blog post. Immersive storytelling and design is unique and stories are a great way to reach viewers who could be motivated to experience your media.
How-To Guides – Did you learn new skills while making your media? Help others by sharing your expertise in the form of a screencast or how-to guide to reinforce the skills you just learned.
Host a local showcase – You’ve worked hard on your project! Take time to celebrate your work. Below are some tips for creating a local exhibition or festival to share it.
Schedule – Pick a time, date and location for your event.
Publicize – Invite friends, family, and others from your community to attend. Create a poster or banner for the event, or for each of the media projects you will be sharing.
Set-Up – Create a space that’s conducive to having viewers engage with the media and interact with any producers who are there.
Share – Immersive storytelling and design is new for many people. Consider how you will orient the group and individual viewers on how to interact with your media.
Connect – Interact with participants. If using VR headsets, how will you support viewers to engage with each other when the headset comes off? Facilitate discussion to allow participants to ask them questions and discuss the experience as a full group.
Celebrate – Have fun! Finishing your project was a big accomplishment!
Thank you for being part of MY World 360° and inspiring action towards a better world for all – we can’t wait to see what you create!