Missing 10 Hours
In this interactive VR piece, the viewer is led on a night out by Greg, a big-headed guy with bad intentions. He spikes 22-year-old Mara’s drink with the drug GHB, and she gradually loses control of her actions. A walk through the night ends in a backstreet, where Greg maneuvers Mara into a dark corner. The choices the viewer makes during the evening—go along with Greg, watch passively or intervene—determine the outcome: a safe ending, or arrest and questioning at the police station.
Fanni is currently a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University Wellington – Te Herenga Waka, where she teaches in the Master of Design Technology program. Previously, she taught "VR for good" non-linear storytelling at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and earned her BA degree. Fanni is a graduate of the New York University ITP Program, where she earned her master’s degree in 2019. She is an Unreal Engine Technical Artist, Director, and Researcher who focuses on elevating the stories of underestimated individuals in XR to achieve measurable positive real-world impact. Her recent project, Missing 10 Hours has earned recognition as the Best in Show VR at Siggraph Los Angeles and Best XR Impact at DocEdge Film Festival New Zealand. The five-year-long community-based project led to the development of a series of co-creation strategies and principles, which she actively uses in her teaching and artistic work within her female digital artist collective RUMEXR.