Patricia Zimmermann is the Charles A. Dana Professor for Screen Studies and Director, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival. She co-authored an essay about the VR Project. SwampScapesFor Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism Dale Hudson, New York University Abu DhabiAfterimage (2021) 48 (4): 4360.https://online.ucpress.edu/afterimage/article-abstract/48/4/43/119153/Project-Review-SwampScapes?redirectedFrom=fulltext)
Water, land and animals, as well as humans, are intertwined with past and current racism and colonialism. They also have to do with built environments, park systems and political corruption in the complex ecosystems of South Florida’s Everglades.
SwampScapes [http://swampscapes.org]Juan Carlos Zaldivar (2018), Elizabeth (Liz) Miller and Kim Grinfeder. This multi-platformed cocreation offers a mosaic of multiple South Florida issues, politics and environments. Miller, co-director and coproducer, says that swamps are everywhere.
The project includes a website that is rich in information, seven VR films, a photo exhibition, a swamp orchestra, 360-degree landscapes, maps, and educational materials for middle and high school students.