Expertise the Paris vigils utilizing the New York Occasions' VR app

Experience the Paris vigils using the New York Times' VR app

The New York Occasions launched its digital actuality information app final month, and within the wake of the Paris assaults final week, it is giving readers a glimpse on the heartbeat of the town. The NYT VR app permits viewers to expertise the vigils happening in Paris, providing individuals in different elements of the world a take a look at a few of the tales unfolding within the days following the tragic occasions. Whereas The New York Occasions’ use of VR continues to be within the early levels, it is already displaying its potential. NYT VR supplies a platform the place readers are higher capable of relate to occasions and tales by stepping inside them fairly than merely studying about them. “Our mission as journalists is to reply questions,” an article accompanying the video explains. “On this case, we sought to reply the query of how a metropolis gathers itself and begins shifting ahead.” If you do not have entry to a VR headset, you’ll be able to watch the interactive piece by way of 360-diploma movies on each Fb and YouTube.

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