After losing his sight in 1983, John Hull began to record an audio diary documenting his discovery of "a world beyond sight." Hull's original recordings form the basis of this beautifully animated, interactive documentary, which uses real-time 3-D, virtual reality, and binaural sound to explore the world of the blind.
Notes On Blindness uses new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics and VR to explore John’s cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.
Each scene will address a memory, a moment and a specific location from John’s audio diary, using binaural audio and real time 3D animations to create a fully immersive experience in a world ‘beyond sight’.
Designing for VR
Sheffield Doc/Fest, Alternate Realities VR Award
Tribeca Film Festival, Storyscapes Award
Kaleidoscope, Best Experimental Experience
Design, Art Direction: Béatrice Lartigue
A project by: Peter Middleton, James Spinney, Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe
Art Directors: Béatrice Lartigue, Fabien Togman, Arnaud Desjardins
Executive Producer: Amaury La Burthe
Producer: Arnaud Colinart, David Coujard, Mike Brett
Production Assistant: Landia Egal, Corentin Lambot
Lead Interactive Systems Designers/Coders: Clément Chériot, Thomas Couchard, Florent Dumas, Robin Picou, Kevin Loustau