The Rise and Rise of Virtual Reality

More from the New York Times on the rise and rise of VR as way to create news experiences, with the announcement of Chris Milk, Spike Jonse and Vice News working on two new VR news projects. Milk’s VRSE offers VR via Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard or via smartphone app, with an initial ‘VICE News VR: Millions March’ taking viewers into the heart of the rally that saw 60,000 protesters descend on the streets of New York to demand greater police accountability.

The NYT reports that, “in addition to the Millions March protest, Mr. Milk is releasing a virtual-reality project in collaboration with the United Nations that explores the life of a 12-year-old Syrian at a refugee camp in Jordan. The project, called Clouds Over Sidra, will make its debut on Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos and on the Vrse app”.


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