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'Lost City Of Mer': Using Virtual Reality Tech — And Mermaids — To Address Climate Change

'Lost City of Mer' is an underwater virtual reality game created by Norwich filmmaker Liz Canner.
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'Lost City of Mer' is an underwater virtual reality game created by Norwich filmmaker Liz Canner.
'Lost City Of Mer': Using Virtual Reality Tech — And Mermaids — To Address Climate Change

Inspired by a lack of action on climate change in Washington, and by the deterioration of coral reefs she witnessed while out snorkeling, Norwich filmmaker Liz Canner set out to create an experience that would evoke a visceral reaction and inspire people to address these issues. We’re talking about Lost City of Mer, a virtual reality game that uses a fantastic underwater world to teach players about the importance of climate change action.

Liz Canner joined Vermont Edition to talk about the game and its intent.

Broadcast live on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.