Ziv Schneider is an artist and designer working with new and emerging technologies, often in the context of non-fiction storytelling. She is an alumna, former research fellow and sometimes lecturer at NYU ITP. Her work has been showcased internationally in festivals and museums including IDFA Doc Lab, MIT, Sotheby's, Queens Museum, and Futurium Berlin. Residencies and fellowships include the Economist Media Lab, NYFA and Pioneer Works. Ziv is currently a Creative Technologist at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

RecoVR Mosul: a Collective Reconstruction

RecoVR Mosul is a virtual reality journalism piece by The Economist Media Lab, allowing us to visit the museum again and to find out what happened to some of it’s key pieces. While walking through the museum we see the destroyed artefacts, digitally reconstructed through crowd sourced imagery by Project Mosul. Project Mosul was founded by cyber archeologists Matthew Vincent and Chance Coughenour in response to the destruction with the goal of preserving the memory of lost cultural heritage and empowering the public to participate in the recovery. Apart from bringing the historical collection back to life, it also sheds a light on ISIL’s war on cultural heritage.

Listen to The Economist podcast accompanying the project
part 1 | part 2

Co-directed with Laura Juo-Hsin Chen
Commissioned by The Economist Media Lab, in association with Rekrei
Lab director: Ron Diorio
Lab associate director: Frank Andrejasich
Lab adviser: Kel O’Neill
Music: Matthew Dougherty
Sound design and mix: Quentin Chiappetta

Silver Lovie
Drum DADI Award for Best Use of VR

Showcased at
IDFA Doc Lab