Tour the U.N. on CD-ROM

New York City—Spinning Eye, a New York- and London-based multimedia company, introduced its new multimedia CD-ROM adventure with an interactive tour of the United Nations.

Co-produced by Spinning Eye and the U.N.’s Department of Public Information, “A Virtual Tour of the United Nations” features an inside look of the U.N., its main bodies and the people who work to make the world a better place. Spinning Eye’s team of producers spent more than six months taking photographs, filming and researching on-site at U.N. Headquarters.

“A Virtual Tour of the United Nations” consists of a single CD-ROM with more than 150 interactive panoramas, more than 40 video interviews, information about the U.N.’s 191 member states, unpublished photographs, two hours of video and information about gifts and artwork from all over the world that are on display at the U.N.’s Headquarters.

The CD-ROM’s 150 interactive panoramas were captured with the Panoscan MK-3, a unique rotating camera with unsurpassed detail and high dynamic range, giving the “visitor” the feel of an actual visit to the U.N. Headquarters. More than 100 hotspots on the tour route give additional information about the different locales in the building complex, the artwork and the U.N. system.

The CD-ROM runs on PC and Macintosh computers.

System requirements include the following: Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later/Windows 2000/XP ISBN No. 0-9552460-0-8.

“A Virtual Tour of the United Nations” is available at the United Nations Bookshop and online at

From the June 28-July 4, 2006, issue

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