Legendary naturist and documentary maker Sir David Attenborough
isn’t a stranger to the world of VR, but he’s about to star in
what sounds like his most ambitious headset experience yet.
Sir Attenborough, known for his work on series like Planet
Earth and its sequel, will be immortalized as a 3D hologram
inside a new experience called Hold the World, which is set to
debut in London’s Natural History Museum soon. More than just a
simple 360 video, the piece will allow users to pick up and
inspect virtual representations of objects like fossils and
bones that they wouldn’t usually be allowed to touch. The real
objects can also be found within the museum.
On paper, it pretty much sounds like the virtual museum
experience we all envisioned when we first though about VR
education. We’re eager to see if those ambitions turns into
something that really demonstrates the platform’s potential to
In a prepared statement Sir Attenborough called the experience
a “new step in how people can explore and experience nature,
all from the comfort of their own homes and I am delighted to
be able to help users uncover some of the treasures the Natural
History Museum has to offer in a thrilling new way.”
The piece will be produced by Factory 42, and was commissioned
by Sky VR Studio.
It’s not the first VR project…