The Economist VR

The Economist Newspaper Limited

Video Players & Editors


Welcome to The Economist VR app, which provides access to virtual-reality content from the world's most influential news publication. The latest version of the app features:Ocean: The mystery coralsLukas Isall, a researcher at the Palau International Research Centre, tells the story of some of the world's most beautiful and mysterious corals. This 360-degree video experience accompanies the “Ocean” series by Economist Films.Oceans VR: Net positiveExplore the case for limiting fishing on the high seas, examining things from the viewpoint of diner, fish, fisherman and policymaker. By taking you inside the argument, we hope to give you a new perspective on this serious issue. Produced by The Economist Media Lab with Object Normal. Featured in the Convergence programme at the 54th New York Film Festival.RecoVR: Mosul, a collective reconstructionTake a tour of the Mosul Museum in Iraq, destroyed by militants from Islamic State but now recreated in virtual reality. Examine lost artefacts reconstructed by Rekrei, a project dedicated to restoring cultural heritage through photogrammetry and 3D modeling. Developed by The Economist Media Lab, with additional VR production from Visualise. Winner of the jury prize for innovation at the 2016 British Interactive Media Awards.Passport: OsakaBright lights, bath-houses and seafood markets — take a tour of the Japanese city of Osaka with a local who can show you the city's best-kept secrets. This 360-degree video experience accompanies the Osaka episode of the “Passport” series by Economist Films.