Cardboard Crash


Mobile VR

New Frontier Exhibition
573 Main St.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 1:00–5:00 p.m.


New Frontier Gateway
136 Heber Ave.
Friday, January 22–Friday, January 29, 5:30–8:00 p.m. VR BAR
Saturday, January 30, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

In this cleverly animated virtual reality experiment, the ethics of artificial intelligence algorithms in self-driving cars are questioned on the occasion of an unavoidable crash. This experience puts you in the passenger’s seat of an automated car just moments before a fatal crash, forcing the algorithm to make incredibly difficult decisions. Given varied cultural and individual ethics, who should be designing these algorithms, and how should they be chosen?

YEAR 2015

SECTION NF VR Experience


COMPANY National Film Board of Canada


PHONE 6047229185


Executive Producer
Art Director
Creative Technologist

Artist Bio

Vincent McCurley

Vincent McCurley plays a malleable role as developer/creative technologist at NFB Digital Studio and has over 15 years of experience. He often switches between roles as technical director, information architect, UX designer, and programmer to help filmmakers and artists use technology to tell innovative stories. McCurley's work in interactive documentary includes Webby Award-winning projects Bear 71, Welcome to Pine Point, The Last Hunt, and God's Lake Narrows.

Loc Dao

Loc Dao is the executive producer and creative technologist of NFB Digital Studio, Vancouver. He is also the co-founder of the groundbreaking NFB Digital and CBC Radio 3 Studios, known for their industry-shifting bodies of work. His recent works Seven Deadly Sins, Circa 1948, Bear 71, Welcome to Pine Point, and Waterlife have been credited with inventing a new form of the interactive documentary.

NFB Digital Studio

The NFB Digital Studio is a co-creation and experimental laboratory based in Vancouver, Canada, working at the intersection of story, form, platform, and technology. The studio has co-created and produced award-winning interactive works for the web, mobile devices, and physical installations such as The Last Hunt, The Test Tube with David Suzuki, and many more.