Wisdom Teachers VR Project
 
 

Our Mission:

Wisdom

Wisdom is our path to truth. Wisdom is embodied in the many dedicated teachers that share and heal our world and its peoples.  Our mission is remembrance… to engage these special individuals, capture intimate experiences of their unique insights and make them available to everyone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Method

The Wisdom Teachers VR Project captures immersive 3-dimensional encounters with the world’s most precious individuals providing one-on-one experiences of their perspectives and understanding – all presented from within their own environs. We refine sound and preserve image fidelity, so their insight may be freely enjoyed by anyone and their presence will live on for centuries to come.

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Impact

THIS NOVEL FORM OF TIME CAPSULE provides a near-direct sense of what it’s like to be in the presence of these people. This is far more immersive that any traditional 2-dimensional experience can convey. You see all around you – above, below and behind. You hear not only the teacher’s voice but that of the wind, the birds and all the other sounds occurring at the time. Capturing experiences in these individual’s personal spaces (kitchens, gardens, living rooms) provides additional context for the stories and teachings they’re sharing… it gives viewers a far more complete experience of very public people at a deeper more personal level.

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1

one person to begin

We all contribute and this is my calling.
- Gary Yost

 

100

one hundred Wisdom Teachers

We are creating immersive experiences with 100 Wisdom Teachers.

 
 

10000

looking 10000 years ahead

Our strategic partnership with the Long Now Foundation and the Internet Archive provides 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

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 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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