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Our 8 Favorite VR Experiences From the Tribeca Film Festival

Virtual reality may be a babe in the woods, but it’s growing up fast. The trajectory of innovation has been steep in the past year, as constant …

Festivals

How Traditional Storytelling Is Ruining Virtual Reality Film | Motherboard

I spent much of the past two weeks with a screen strapped to my face, watching filmmakers’ best stabs at telling a story in virtual reality.<p>The cinematic VR showcased at the recent Tribeca Film Festival ran the gamut from live-action documentary to animated science fiction. Very few of these …

Storytelling

6×9: A virtual experience of solitary confinement

Solitary Confinement

Home game: India’s digital media startups are aiming to outcompete Western news companies

As India’s digital media market continues to grow, there’s been a lot of attention paid to the American companies who have set up operations in the country — BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Quartz, and others have been slowly expanding since their arrival in the last couple of years. It’s not easy …

Asia

Why journalists should be more involved in product development in the newsroom

<b>Credit: Image from Pixabay</b><p>Product development is a crucial part of most, if not all, newsrooms' strategy for not only surviving but remaining …

Apps

Meet Beta, the team that brings The New York Times to your smartphone

On the ninth floor of The New York Times building, way up above the heart of the newsroom, is a decidedly un-Timesean operation. For one thing, there …

The Times Partners With Google on Virtual Reality Project

The New York Times announced on Tuesday a virtual reality project in collaboration with Google, which will include the distribution of more than a million cardboard VR viewers to subscribers.<p>The New York Times Magazine will release a new virtual reality film, called “The Displaced,” about children …

How The United Nations Is Using Virtual Reality To Tackle Real-World Problems

A new series of VR films is changing the way the organization raises awareness and funds.<p>Though there’s still much to be learned about the power and potential of virtual reality—from the release date of upcoming VR headsets to how this nascent technology will shape entertainment, education, and …

Glen Keane – Step into the Page

Beauty and the Beast

This Is How We’ll Experience Storytelling in the Future

A new exhibition looks at ways storytelling will change in years to come.The post This Is How We’ll Experience Storytelling in the Future appeared …

Storytelling

Ideas to improve the news industry from BBC NewsHack

An innovative news aggregator and an online database of journalism tools were among the projects developed during the competition

BBC

The future of video is vertical

The future of video is vertical: It’s time for news organizations to give mobile audiences a better video viewing experience.<p>Digital-first news …

Dawn Wall: El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route

Few of the nearly 100 routes up El Capitan have been free-climbed, meaning that ropes are used only to catch a climber’s fall — not to aid the ascent. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson are trying to free-climb the 3,000-foot Dawn Wall, a vertical sheet of mostly smooth granite that many believe is …

Is the NASDAQ in Another Bubble? A virtual reality tour of the NASDAQ

Is the Nasdaq in Another Bubble?<p>A virtual reality roller coaster tour of 21 years of the Nasdaq<p>Published April 23, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. ET | Source: …

3D

New Yorker and WNYC Launch Radio Show, Podcast

The New Yorker and WNYC are joining forces to launch a national radio show and podcast. The one-hour, weekly show will be built around New Yorker …

Podcasting

Walking New York

Sonny Rollins’s favorite corner of the Williamsburg Bridge. The best can-collecting route in Bushwick. Scroll down for New Yorkers’ most memorable walks in the city, and contribute your own.

Do Not Track: An Interactive Docu-Series Shows Just How Little Online Privacy We Really Have

An interactive series debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyscapes provides a personal demonstration of the realities of data and privacy.<p>How much does the Internet know about you? From your tastes and preferences, to your politics, consumer habits and media consumption, data aggregation …

POV Hackathon 8: Explore the Prototypes and the Technology

View the prototypes from POV Hackathon 8 »Re-open a 1970s murder case through a “serialized, true-crime narrative” by swiping your mobile device; …

Hackathons

Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route

<b>The Syrian conflict has torn the country apart, leaving thousands dead and driving millions to flee their homes. Many seek refuge in neighbouring countries but others pay traffickers to take them to Europe - risking death, capture and deportation.</b><p>If you were fleeing Syria for Europe, what choices …

United Kingdom

Deze virtuele kunst laat zien hoe het internet ons heeft veranderd

Welkom in de volstrekt krankzinnige virtuele werkelijkheid van kunstenaar Geoffrey Lillemon.<p>Lillemon maakt al sinds eind jaren negentig online kunst. …

Virtual reality is coming to sex, sports and Facebook

x<p>Embed<p>USA Today contributor Jennifer Jolly shows - and tells - what it's like to get totally immersed in a new Oculus Rift, the next generation prototype virtual reality world. Watch Jolly try to explain it as she tries not to fall off of a skyscraper. Chris Wiggins, Roddy Blelloch<p>SAN FRANCISCO – …

Facebook

Racontr interactive storytelling platform emerges from betaVizWorld.com

Racontr, a French company that has been working on an online platform for interactive visual storytelling since 2013, has brought their product out …

Games and news bricks: storytelling ideas from Hackastory

<b>Credit: Screenshot from Hackastory.com.</b><p>Turning online stories into games and personalising the experience were two of the themes explored at the …

Q&A: Amy O’Leary on eight years of navigating digital culture change at The New York Times

When Amy O’Leary announced in early January that she was leaving The New York Times to become editorial director at Upworthy, there was a collective jaw-drop in the digital journalism community.<p>O’Leary is well known for the role she played in crafting the Times’ Innovation report, the influential …

Journalism

Exploring international interactive storytelling

<b>An interview with Ingrid Kopp, the director of digital initiatives at Tribeca.</b><i>(The following interview was for the publication One Year In Now Media</i> …

Storytelling

At Sundance, the VR Filmmaking Revolution Is Officially Underway

PARK CITY, Utah—When she takes off the headset, her eyes are wet.<p>It’s the opening of the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier program, and I’m in …

Datalore Hacks

PROJECTS FROM DATALORE 2015<p><b>Up in the Air</b><p>Up in the Air lets you Journey across the world as the wind. The path represents the larger-scale wind …

Hacking Journalism spent the weekend reimagining video — here’s what they came up with

What, exactly, would Tinder for video discovery look like? How do you wrangle all the live video around a story across social networks? And is it possible to use Mystery Science Theater 3000 as a prototype for a video engagement app?<p>These are a few of the ideas and questions journalists and …