The Power of Being in the Moment
It’s one thing to see those old photos of desperate Oklahomans fleeing the ecological disaster the dust bowl or hear the scratchy audio of the survivors as they retell their stories. It’s quite another to sit on the porch of a home in the panhandle of Oklahoma in 1935 and experience the terror of Black Sunday yourself.
Not only does this VR experience elevate that infamous moment for a modern audience, it enriches the historical record of the dust bowl of the 1930s. The Woody Guthrie Dust Bowl Experience is a prime example of the empathetic power of Virtual Reality.