Our deep yearning to explore different cities and spaces led us to ponder the possibility of experiencing these places from the comfort of our own homes. We asked ourselves, "If we can't physically visit, why not create a way to virtually immerse ourselves?" Thus, we proudly present Simul8r, our prototype Simulator.
Simul8r is a groundbreaking platform that allows users to explore various landmarks and places of interest, all without the need for a VR headset. It offers a novel and captivating way to delve into existing locations, while also serving as an archive for spaces that are gradually disappearing or constantly undergoing change. Our mission is to provide a platform that captures the essence of these remarkable places.
For our public Beta test, we are thrilled to showcase one of Nairobi's most remarkable featuresparts of Nairobi's Central Business District. Nairobi's Central Business District serves as the hub of government and commerce for one of Africa's most influential economies. Like any major city, Nairobi has multiple facets, and the CBD showcases all of them. Through Simul8r, you can explore different areas of this bustling metropolis, which originated as a colonial railway depot but now boasts architectural marvels and historic landmarks.
Through Simul8r, you can experience them as they are today. However, we are committed to continuously recording and documenting these places, so that years from now, you can revisit them and stroll through the streets or the forest as they are today.
In our beta version, we have captured these spaces as high-definition videos, offering a window into their beauty and significance. In our second prototype, we plan to incorporate 360-degree videos, providing an even more immersive and diverse experience of these spaces.
Additionally, a version of Simul8r will be integrated into our upcoming eCommerce website. This will allow potential clients to view artwork by Kenyan artists in a 3D/360-degree/Virtual Reality environment. To achieve this, we have begun digitizing paintings and sculptures by contemporary Kenyan artists who collaborate with Creatives Garage. The first cohort of artists featured in our virtual galleries are part of the Creatives Garage "Art at the Junction" project, which was temporarily put on hold due to movement and gathering restrictions.
With Simul8r, we aim to break barriers and offer unparalleled virtual experiences, bridging the gap between physical and digital worlds. Join us on this extraordinary journey as we redefine the way we perceive and engage with art, culture, and the spaces around us.
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