FastCo: Visualizing The World’s Deadliest Computer Virus

atharine Schwab interviews Lead Designer Michael Rigley and Director Yasmin Elayat on the design process, their collaboration, and how they visualized the Stuxnet Virus. 

Stuxnet’s discovery, and the political intrigue surrounding it, is the focus of the VR film, which was created by the immersive media studio Scatter and has now won several awards. Scatter collaborated with Gibney on the documentary when he used the studio’s 3D scanning tool, DepthKit, to create an amalgamated character representing several NSA informants who spoke to the filmmaker. And since the actress playing the NSA informant had already been filmed in 3D, the studio decided to translate the documentary into virtual reality, with Gibney’s blessing and journalistic oversight.

Read the full Fast Company article here.