Heartbeats of Our Genome VR

Client: Garvan Institute Sound Design + Spatial Audio Mix: Matt Perrott


A 360 degree animation made for Google Cardboard VR viewer, by Kate Patterson, Garvan Institute of Medical Research. The DNA code is made up of just four different bases, represented by the letters A, C, T and G. The unique order of these letters gives our cells the genetic instructions to function. These genetic instructions provide all the information needed to make proteins, which are the building blocks of our bodies. Our genome refers to all of these letters, and in people there are 6 billion letters that make up a whole genome.

Our sound design brief was to focus on the harmony of these cells working together, illustrating a healthy body, whilst showing the impact of rogue cells. This was then all mixed in spatial audio for presentation in a variety of VR playback scenarios.