In September 2016 SceneThere’s CEO Marcus Olsson was invited to North Korea to give a lecture about Entrepreneurship & Startups. The visit was arranged by non-profit organisation Choson Exchange, and as part of this visit we were able to capture everyday streetlife in Pyongyang. Using the SceneThere platform we created the world’s first interactive VR experience from North Korea.
Narration was done by North Korea expert Andray Abrahamian
“We wanted to show how our VR platform can transcend borders and let you move around and experience a country or a topic first hand,” says Olsson. “I’d initially been invited to North Korea to speak about entrepreneurship and, because of that, I could film situations with my 360 camera that I wouldn’t have been able to do as a journalist.”