The Changing Same

Episode 1: The Dilemma

Seated Immersive Experience

Scatter - 2021

Technical advisor, Depthkit development, Graphics programming, Video post-production

Winner of the Best Immersive Narrative at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

Emmy-nominated News & Documentary: Outstanding Innovation 2021

Premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the New Frontiers section, The Changing Same is an immersive, room-scale virtual reality experience where the participant travels through time and space to witness the connected historical experiences of racial injustice in the United States.

A haunting story infused with magical realism and Afrofuturism, The Changing Same examines the uninterrupted cycle of the history of racial oppression, past and present.

The Changing Same is a magical-realist immersive, room-scale VR experience where you travel through time and space to explore the last 400 years of American history of racial injustice (on the 400th year anniversary of slavery in US). The goal of The Changing Same is remembering and understanding our collective history to allow for our healing and growth. It’s a respectful, poetic, story infused with magical realism and afrofuturism.

You time travel on a non-linear journey to explore the past, present and future; it’s an American pilgrimage through our history.

The Changing Same will shift the paradigm of how America’s stories need to be re-told in the context of confronting the past. This projects enables us to not only memorialize this buried history but… to re-imagine it.

At the end of your 400-year time travel journey, you find yourself in an Afro-futurist world where we reimagine an equitable future for all, one that is attentive and accountable to the violences of the past. What would that future look like?