Posted: July 2, 2017, 6:45pm
Chris Milk in his famous Ted Talk described Virtual Reality as an ultimate empathy machine. You can check out his talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/chris_milk_how_virtual_reality_can_create_the_ultimate_empathy_machine.
Isn’t it just beautiful!
There are a plethora of stupendous experiences available online, both for mobile VR as well as Web. Something great to start with is the mobile app ‘Within’ that is available on both Android and iOS. My favorite is ‘Walking New York’ that captures the birth of a new large-scale street art installation in New York. “Renowned French artist JR, famous for posting massive photographs in urban environments, attempts to create a poetic awareness of New York’s storied history as a city of immigrants. The monumental portrait was conceived as a cover for the NYT’s Walking New York issue.”
Dreams of Dali, The Art of Patron Virtual Reality experience, Merrell’s Trailscape, Notes on Blindness, Seeking Pluto’s Frigid heart are some of my favorite experiences from the Tribeca Film Festival, the Sundance festival, and some really creative VR studios.
It is amazing how a technology has a potential of immersing the user in a fantastical universe, one they could not even dream of! And yet invoke empathy, emotion, sometimes a perspective transformation that impacts their very being. If you haven’t yet, you HAVE to go out and experience these wonderful VR creations.
Published on July 25th, 2017
Last updated on August 10th, 2017