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A VR scientific tale by Nina Barbier and Hsin-Chien Huang

HOSHIZUNA NO HAMA – THE STARRY SAND BEACH is a real-time 3D interactive VR experience, a scientific tale about the starry sand grains of Taketomi Island, in the far south of Japan. Subject of a poetic legend, the starry sand is actually a marine micro-organism called foraminifera « Baculogypsina sphaerulata ». It is both a lucky charm for Japanese lovers and an object of study for scientists. By exploring the cosmos and the memory of the earth, HOSHIZUNA NO HAMA  will take us into the world of the starry sand, a poetic witness of the organization of the universe.

Real-time 3D animation + 360 movie
Length : around 15’
Delivery date : Beginning of 2021
Coproducers: Lucid Realities, Museum national d’Histoire naturelle (National Museum of Natural History)
With the support of CNC & Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA)