VR Video connects New York and Africa in fundraiser for The Africa Center

Cicada was tasked with developing a Virtual Reality Video of the new design for The Africa Center in New York City. Produced in collaboration with Sensorium, the VR video is a guided tour of the facility. The video offers a first person immersive experience of the proposed spaces designed by Caples Jefferson Architects. Cicada additionally created a new feature video to depict the design. Both productions were featured at a fundraising event in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Africa Center is located at the North East corner of Central Park on 5th Avenue. While host to events, performances and exhibitions showcasing African culture, the Africa Center makes ties between North America and Africa to further cultural, policy and business ventures between them.

You can click and move around the VR video above, or see The Africa Center VR Video on YouTube. To watch it on your mobile device with Google Cardboard use the YouTube app.

You can learn more about The Africa Center and see the 2D video here: www.theafricacenter.org/about/mission/