B-Division in 3D, is a 3D virtual tour of Pentridge Prison’s B-Division in Melbourne, Victoria was created using 3D scanning software by Phoria. The purpose of this project is to bring the spectator closer to the experience of seeing what it really looks like inside a high security prison. The reason I undertook this project was to promote and preserve an aspect of history that will soon be lost as this part of the prison is set to be completely renovating into a hotel complex and day spa.
This piece plugs into a transmedia narrative project titled, ‘A Miscarriage of Justice’, produced by Atalanti Dionysus, which looks at the execution of Ronald Ryan, the last man hung in Australia 1957, and Jean Lee, the last woman hung in Australia 1951. It uses immersive digital technologies virtual reality and augmented reality in a holistic approach to execute the story. Projected installations, interactive newspapers and 3D scanning software add another layer of immersion to the storytelling. The part of the project can be viewed as a standalone project viewed via the link on this page or via a VR mounted head set.
Phase one of this project immerses you in the experience of being in a prison cell, with every little texture viewable in 3D.
Phase two of this project will bring you face to face with prisoners and their stories, all viewable via a VR headset.