Exploring the future of augmented reality journalism

client: Zeit Online


Life-size Apollo 11 vehicle

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing, ZEIT Online asked NEEEU to come up with an awesome way to share the exciting story of the first manned vehicle to touch down on the surface of the moon. The idea? To see the life-size lunar module at your feet and imagine Neil Armstrong’s first steps down that iconic ladder.


From Space Age to Spatial Computing

In collaboration with ZEIT Online, the team at NEEEU worked on bringing the history of space exploration to life in a way that both engages the current generation of technology consumers and explores how journalism and immersive technology can work together. The resulting interactive Augmented Reality (AR) feature explores one of mankind’s greatest achievements, and allows the audience to view, and interact with, the historic lunar module like never before.


Bringing journalism into the virtual era

As the world continues to move forward with the use of AR, more immersive 3D content is being created and published every day. Yet, many news publishers have neither the time nor the resources to develop their own native apps. Web-based augmented reality gives developers and publishers the chance to create content that can be seen by their readers directly in their browser, without the need to download an app.


The result of all this experimentation is an augmented reality collaboration that aims to push AR to the next level and see what that might mean for the future of journalism.