Even if you don't have a VR headset, Chris Milk's Evolution of Verse hints beautifully at the future of immersive entertainment. Go fullscreen, don headphones, and get close!
Via the Sundance Institute:
Chris Milk’s work straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, turning emerging technologies into newfound canvases. In recent years, Milk has focused on using cross-media innovations to enhance human storytelling. The Johnny Cash Project, The Wilderness Downtown with Arcade Fire, and Sound and Vision with Beck use breakthrough technologies to tap into the intensely personal, emotive power of music and create visual experiences that are globally interconnected, yet individually meaningful for each participant.
Also available here if you are having challenges with the proprietary Within app, which improves the VR experience.
Since the film was released, the production company rebranded as Here Be Dragons, which is a much better name than their old one.
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