Wisdom VR Project
Wisdom VR Project
A legacy of 3D 360° immersive experiences.
 
 

"Wisdom is the daughter of experience." 

                                - Leonardo da Vinci

Wisdom is embodied in all of us and when shared, it awakens, heals and evolves humanity.

Our mission is to capture open source holographic time-capsules of intergenerational connection through the transmission of wisdom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Impact

These are time capsules of presence, providing a near-direct sense of what it’s like to be actually sitting with these people, many of whom are in their 80s and 90s. Capturing super-high-quality stereoscopic 360° experiences in personal spaces (kitchens, gardens, living rooms) provides unique context for the stories they’re sharing… it gives viewers an intimate new experience of very public people.


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Wisdom is the embodiment of truth

The WisdomVR Project is the realization and preservation of the intergenerational experiences that bring humanity closer to itself.

It’s an opportunity for viewers to put on the headset and share the timeless presence of being with another person who's sharing their story.

It’s an experience a viewer exits knowing another more intimately and in turn, may gain insights about themselves.

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time is of the essence

Fortunately many of these culturally iconic truth-tellers are still around, but many are nearing the end of their lives.

 

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100 wisdom experiences

The first phase of the project is to create immersive experiences with 100 individuals with the hope of further scaling.

 
 

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looking 10000 years ahead

Our strategic partnerships with Oculus, the Long Now Foundation and the Internet Archive provide wide exposure and project longevity.

Our Program

In accordance with our partnership with the Long Now Foundation, the Wisdom Teachers VR project has the resources to create, produce and archive these projects for now and into the distant future.

background

Gary Yost’s background in art and technology combines filmmaking with the invention of 3D animation and visualization software. His unique experience spanning decades, provides the project the essential skillset required to bring these encounters to life.
 

endorsements

Oculus, The Long Now Foundation, Ram Dass, Peter Coyote, Gavin de Becker and others fully endorse the project.

timing

Recently virtual reality has become a truly workable medium. Virtual Reality headsets like the Oculus Go, Quest and Rift, HTC Vive and Vive Pro, Google Daydream and Samsung GearVR are now inexpensive and becoming ubiquitous. State of the art 3D/360° immersive cameras are now available for the first time.
 

development

We create fully-immersive experiences in which any person can be embodied with these important cultural icons who are sharing personal stories and teachings in their home environments.

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"Gary Yost’s “wisdom teacher” project is an important new use of technology. When done well, the VR experience allows two souls to communicate, it allows love to come through."

~Ram Dass

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