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Digital Direction (MA)

Zhiyu Guo

Zhiyu Guo is a digital artist and visual designer. He is passionate about introducing metaphorical and symbolic visual elements into his work, using multiple interactive media to explore the possibilities of immersive storytelling.

Degree Details

School of CommunicationDigital Direction (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Darwin Building, Lower-ground and Upper-ground floors

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ROOM FOR THEM is a virtual reality immersive experience. The project explores the alteration and 'domestication' of people's mental health and behaviour by information overload in the context of today's rapidly developing digital technologies. It invites the audience to interact with symbolic visual elements and audio stories in a multi-sensory format, exploring the possibilities of self-redemption and emotional illusion.

Image from scenario one of the project
Scene 1 - The audience will be introduced to a space of 'domestication', interacting with symbolic objects and sounds in the scene to move the story forward.
VR display and testing01
VR display and testing02

The project takes 'catastrophic thinking' as a starting point and explores the ways in which information and technology shape human mental health and behaviour. Also, based on research, it explores storytelling in an immersive, multi-sensory format.

Images VR display and testing
Project Testing and Display - Royal College of Art, White City, GH07, 2023.