360 Bossey offers views of everything from the chapel to the tower, from the gardens to the Orangerie where people enjoy conviviality. The virtual tour also includes a look around the library and study spaces—all directed by users at their own pace.
A narrator shares some of the history of Bossey, as well as how the institute endeavors to live as an eco-friendly community.
Fr Prof. Dr Lawrence Iwuamadi, who teaches, among other courses, Intercultural Biblical Hermeneutics at Bossey, said he believes that 360 Bossey brings home the unique Bossey experience for people who have been at Bossey and those hoping to visit this unique place. “It is a wonderful tool and window for presenting the Bossey Ecumenical Institute to the world,” he said.
The creative effort was led by journalist and theologian Michel Kocher, director at Médias-pro.
“The development of 360 Bossey led us to develop significant improvements to the software, which we have been able to use in other versions,” he said. “Presenting it to the public in the Networking Zone in Karlsruhe was an emotional moment for me.”
As Kocher saw the images on a big screen, and the reactions of the audience, he newly realized the possibilities of animations. “It allows you to choose your animation freely, to navigate according to the audience,” he said. “And the fact that we were able to work with the nice Bossey team gave us a boost.”