Notes on Blindness

A journey into a world beyond sight

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"Notes on Blindness : Into Darkness" is an immersive virtual reality (VR) project based on John Hull’s sensory and psychological experience of blindness released alongside the feature film.

“Notes on Blindness – Into Darkness” is a multi-platform interactive project created alongside the feature length documentary Notes on Blindness.
These original diary recordings form the basis of this project, a six-part interactive documentary using new forms of storytelling, gameplay mechanics and virtual reality to explore his cognitive and emotional experience of blindness.

Nominations and Awards

  • Winner

    Prix Europa 2016

    Best Web Project

  • Audience award

    FNCeXPlore 2016

  • Winner

    Kaleidoscope World Tour 2016

    Best Experimental Experience

  • Storyscapes Award

    Festival du Film de Tribeca 2016

  • Winner

    Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

    Alternate Realities VR

  • Finalist

    SXSW 2017

    Innovation AR/VR

  • Winner

    Trophée des Apps 2017

    Meilleur Service Mobile de vidéo 360° ou de réalité augmentée

  • Winner

    Miami Interactive FilmGate 2017

    Best interactive experience


  • Based on the feature documentary Notes on Blindness by Peter Middleton & James Spinney
  • Production - Ex Nihilo, ARTE France, Archer’s Mark
  • Executive producer - AudioGaming
  • With the support of TFI New Media Fund and Ford Foundation – JustFilms Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) Région Midi-Pyrénées
  • Creative Director - Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton & James Spinney
  • Artistic director - Béatrice Lartigue, Fabien Togman & Arnaud Desjardins
  • Creative coder - Robin Picou
  • Sound design and programming - Florent Dumas & Thomas Couchard
  • Producer - Arnaud Colinart, David Coujard, Mike Brett et Jo - Jo Ellison
  • Executive producer and audio director - Amaury La Burthe
  • Projet assistant - Landia Egal & Corentin Lambot
  • VR Representative - Vincent Dondaine & Fred Volhuer


  • Narrator - John Hull


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