For Zeitgeist 2015, YouTube was invited to showcase YouTube 360 video contents and the platform. The experience resulted in creating a 360 room where the attendees can come in and inhabit the video content. The attendees controlled set of featured content in a circular interface at the middle of the space.
Typical viewing experience of 360 contents usually consists of some sort of headgear or pan and scroll type of interaction. To avoid the obvious, a tubular space was created to house the 360 content. Converted spherical contents as flat 2D projections were controlled through a touch screen in the middle of the space.
The design of the space was exciting because it was not creating a typical VR viewing station. By inverting the equirectangular image, the content was able to be shared with others together not just individually. The power of 360 videos was heightened by this shared experience outside of the general isolated viewing headsets and devices.