interactive VR experience

Current Affairs is an interactive VR experience that takes us into the depths of a plastic polluted ocean, where an octopus leads us to the mysterious and unknown Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Real time data sets that come live and directly from the deep sea (Argo Floats) make the currents tangible and reveal the geo-mythology of the island. They determine the underwater world and the strength of deep sea currents which, with help of the octopus, we have to overcome to reach our goal.

Plastic exists everywhere and anywhere. But what is the plastic island, and does it really exist? Or is it just an anecdote to confirm our worst fears about over-consumption? A cloud drifting and floating through media spaces and digital forums? A society of objects which is created on a planetary scale, and accumulates cultural traces and artifacts?


(coming soon)

interactive part

Created by
Directed by
Special Thanks to 
Sound Design by  
Scientific Advisor
Research Advisor or
Technical Support

Thanks to

Supported by

Shuruq Tramontini 
Liam Young
Alexey Marfin
Ismini Design by 
Jules Jaffe // Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Win Cowger,
Nathalie Zilberman // Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Memo Atken
Tobias Heinemann
Jasmine Roberts
Benjamin Bratton
Alex O'Flinn
Ben West
Pinar Yoldas
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
SCI-Arc // Fiction & Entertainment
Featured in Dezeen: SCI-Arc's Fiction and Entertainment graduates imagine future worlds


Argo Instrument Animations by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab