Human trafficking is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by improper means (such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion) for an improper purpose including forced labor or sexual exploitation."
As an unfortunate consequence of supply and demand, human trafficking has become the second largest global industry next to drug trafficking. In Predicting Prosocial Behavior Toward Sex-Trafficked Persons: The Roles of Empathy, Belief in a Just World, and Attitudes Toward Prostitution, authors Kristin E. Silver, Gunnur Karakurt & Sarah T. Boysen claim an understanding of human trafficking is “vital to public health, human rights, and state security."
In this project, I brought together 360 degree technology, performers, and an incredible panel of human trafficking advocates and survivors in an attempt to increase our community’s awareness and understanding of human trafficking. Special thanks to Megan Kudzia for all of her support. And thanks to Michael Temple (actor), Katie Knapp (dancer), and Jordan Lampton (choreographer) for such an incredible performance.
The following 360 visualization was paired with an immersive performance and displayed in a 360 degree viewing room. I created this visualization using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.