January 30, 2018

Project Showcase: Lazy Sunday Simulator

VR's been proposed as the ultimate empathy machine, allowing us to see the world from another person's perspective. Along that theme, Ottifox user Anthony Prum, from Ryerson University, shares his latest project, titled Lazy Sunday Simulator, where you can catch a glimpse of the college student’s version of a lazy Sunday.

We caught up with Anthony and asked a few questions about his project below.

You can view the project live here.

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Anthony, could you tell use a bit about yourself: My name is Anthony Prum. I am a student in the Ryerson University Image Arts - Integrated Digital Program based in Toronto, Ontario.

Before studying at Ryerson University I was in the Film Production and Theory Program at Etobicoke School of the Arts. Where I had worked on various student films - assuming various roles including writer, director, producer, editor, and director of photography. I am in the process of exploring what technology and creativity can do together.

How did Lazy Sunday Simulator come to life? Lazy Sunday Simulator was made for a project in my production class with Karen Vanderborght for Integrated Digital Media. We were to create a portrait with no face in VR with an assigned VR creation tool.

This project was a technical exercise to get us acquainted with working in a three dimensional space and how to direct a viewer through it.

What were some of the challenges that you ran into while designing for VR? Some challenges I ran into while designing for VR was figuring out how to direct the viewer through the VR space. I had not really experienced VR before this project so it was difficult to visualized how everything would work. Ottifox made it easy to design in VR with its intuitive video-game-like controls.

I hope to see Ottifox grow and become even more versatile. I want developing experiences for VR to be accessible to everyday people and not just experienced programmers and designers. VR is the latest platform for storytelling - all we need is the right tools to tell our stories.

Thank you for the kind words Anthony!
If you’d like to learn more, be sure to visit Anthony’s portfolio site:

Posted on January 30, 2018
By Noam Almosnino

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