Wed 7 Oct 2015 – Sun 7 Feb 2016, all day, every day
On your mobile or desktop—or through Google Cardboard
Photo by The Good Copy
Conceived by London Design Festival director Ben Evans and developed by Google’s Creative Lab, 25XDesign is an interactive digital event that celebrates design and place. Launching first at MPavilion as part of the 2015/16 season, the project asks architect Amanda Levete to select her 25 Melbourne design inspirations, to be virtually displayed and experienced in 360 degrees.
Whether you’re at MPavilion, at your desk, in your backyard, winging over some far-flung ocean or wandering the city—you’re invited to jump into your browser and take a virtual tour.
25XDesign will present Amanda’s Melbourne list—from Robin Boyd House II in South Yarra to World Food Books in the Nicholson Building and Napier Waller’s 1933 Newspaper House mosaic—using an experimental platform called Story Spheres, developed by Google’s Creative Lab. Story Spheres takes a 360-degree image and overlays audio files so that, for the first time, you can experience MPavilion and other Melbourne design landmarks up, down and all around with sound. Story Spheres uses experimental browser technologies including webGL and 3js and can be viewed on desktop, mobile and through Google Cardboard—giving people a virtual-reality experience.