Museum of Plastic 2121 - A Future Without PlasticAuthor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine a world where single-use plastics are a thing of the past, and instead of floating around in our oceans, they will only be found in museums.
This is the hope which fuelled the idea of the virtual Museum of Plastic 2121. Cooperative Innovations, the studio behind virtual reality (VR) party title Spaceteam VR, unveiled a project called Curatours in early 2020, which is a platform designed to offer both VR and non-VR users virtual tours of museums and galleries.
Today, the first tour has gone live, Museum of Plastic 2121, a collaborative effort between several organisations and artists built around the idea that one hundred years from now, single-use plastics will only be found in museums.
The Museum is co-created by UK immersive technology studio Cooperative Innovations, eco-activist organisation Greenpop and Baz-Art, an NPO specialising in creating public engagement through urban art.
The museum combines pixels and paint, the physical with the virtual. Brought to you in full Virtual Reality, the museum is set against the backdrop of 6 South African Murals. Cheeky Observer, Ellena Lourens, Dirty Native, Silas Ras Moetse, Wayne BKS, and Mernette Swartz, are all South African artists who have painted real-world plastic-pollution-themed murals, together with 3D paintings for the museums.
Over the past few months, Baz-Art has been training the artists to sculpt and paint for Virtual Reality (VR), and their VR creations are a unique, immersive experience that is not to be missed on this platform.