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VRStoryGram

Community voices become world voices through sharing the effects of local environmental changes using VRStoryGram.

This the README file is a hub to give you some information about the project. Jump straight to one of the sections below, or just scroll down to find out more.

WHAT IS VRSTORYGRAM?

VRStoryGram is a project that supports communities on the front lines of environmental change tell their stories using oral histories and virtual reality so that they can be shared openly with students, local officials, and policymakers, so we all learn more about what it means to sustain vibrant lives on a changing planet.

WHY OUR WORK IS IMPORTANT

  • Local environmental changes are not told from the perspective of the communities who are affected
  • Students have a hard time grasping how the changing climate is affecting them personally
  • There is no product that is easy to use and lets communities and students tell their own personal stories in a virtual world

OUR SOLUTION

VRStoryGram will adapt a VR content management system (CMS) to collect, store, and analyze all VR content in a centralized location. The open source product we are starting with is IdeaSpaceVR.

Our goal is to:

  • Allow for 360 degree images and video to be uploaded onto the system
  • Offer drag-and-drop editing capabilities
  • Manage all created content within the platform
  • Publish VR experiences from the solution

WHO IS ON THE TEAM?

The founder of VRStoryGram - Heather, is an invited member of the Open Leaders Cohort Also working on VRStoryGram is Julien.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

You! In whatever way you can help.

We need expertise in software development, user experience design, database maintenance (particularly ensuring the highest quality data protection plans are in place), software sustainability, documentation and technical writing and project management.

GET INVOLVED

If you think you can help in any of the areas listed above (and we bet you can) or in any of the many areas that we haven't yet thought of (and here we're sure you can) then please check out our contributors' guidelines and our roadmap.

Please note that it's very important to us that we maintain a positive and supportive environment for everyone who wants to participate. When you join us we ask that you follow our code of conduct in all interactions both on and offline.

CONTACT US

If you want to report a problem or suggest an enhancement we'd love for you to open an issue at this github repository because then we can get right on it. But you can also contact Heather by email (hstone AT louisiana DOT edu) or on twitter.

THANK YOU

Thank you so much (Danke schön! Merci beaucoup!) for visiting the project and we do hope that you'll join us on this amazing journey to support women and other under-represented groups in STEMM.

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