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Hintze, Almut (2018) BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking. Buses, beer and VR - a taste of university research. Episode about “Living Zoroastrianism”, using VR to experience a Zoroastrian fire ritual, at Being Human festival launch event at Senate House on 13 Nov. 2018. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00014qk (starting at minute 29). [Shows/Exhibitions]

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Living Zoroastrianism provides an immersive experience of the rituals and practices of the oldest monotheistic religion in the world. The VR headset puts the visitor in the centre of the Yasna - the central ritual of the Zoroastrian faith which symbolises the journey of the soul. The exhibition is part of Chouette Films’ work with the Multimedia Yasna Project (MUYA) headed by Professor Almut Hintze at SOAS and funded by the European Research Council. The heart of the project is to find innovative ways to document and preserve a tradition which is very much alive – although hidden from everyday view. The project aims to create an online platform where Study of Religions students and practicing Zoroastrians can engage with the religion in a detail never achieved before. Other highlights include sound experiences of Zoroastrians from Iran speaking about their lives, and a show of Zoroastrian artefacts and manuscripts from Iran and India.

Item Type: Shows/Exhibitions
Keywords: Zoroastrianism, Yasna
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2019 08:59
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31204
Related URLs: https://www.bbc ... s/play/m00014qk (Publisher URL)
Funders: European Union

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