UN ActNow VR: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park


UN ActNow VR: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

On Sunday, February 20th we debuted our second world in the ActNowVR series: the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia, to celebrate the UN’s World Day of Social Justice & International Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032) in support of the UN International Labour Organization (UN ILO).

Over the span of 24 hours, people gathered from across the world to appreciate the beauty of Uluru, the culture and art of the Anangu aboriginal people, and the local flora and fauna found in the park.

Virtual Reality Experience

BACKGROUND: ULURU and the ANANGU Aboriginal People

Uluru is a sandstone monolith about half a billion years old, standing 348 meters high with a circumference of 9.4 km. Home to aborigines for 20,000 years, the Anangu (pronounced arn-ung-oo) are the traditional indigenous owners of Uluru. Anangu culture is integral to understanding and interacting with the landscape.

In 1873, the explorer William Gosse became the first non-Aboriginal person to see Uluru. He named it Ayers Rock after Sir Henry Ayers, the Chief Secretary of South Australia at the time. More than a century later, the land was finally given back to its traditional owners, the Anangu Aboriginal people in 1985, and this sacred rock was returned to its original name, Uluru. For the Anangu people, Uluru is inseparable from Tjukurpa, or traditional law. The actions of the creation ancestors are still visible around the rock, and their stories are passed on from generation to generation, just as they have been for thousands of years.

Today, the land is jointly managed through a working partnership between the Aboriginal people and the National Park. 

In cooperation with DreamlandXR and Millenium Art, we worked with the Anangu people via their on-site Cultural Center to design its digital twin in VR. It was important that the virtual experience highlight the cultural meaning of the local flora and fauna. In this world, visitors can play with boomerangs, didgeridoos, and follow a nature trail alongside Uluru rock, where they encounter various local plants and animals and learn more about Uluru as a whole.


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