How Oculus And 8 Fake Ears
Could Morph Concerts
Into Video Games
By Josh Constine
I’m standing on a circular stage with neo-folk musician Beck. Surrounded by cheering fans, I blush, then turn and wave to thank them. They don’t see me, though, because I’m actually sitting in a dark, empty back room at Sundance Film Festival wearing an Oculus Rift.
A few minutes before, I was blasting spaceships through Oculus, but that exhilaration was familiar. Most people can imagine how gaming will evolve thanks to virtual reality. But bashful is an emotion no other piece of media has ever made me feel, which is why Oculus Cinema or something like it could unlock whole new dimensions of visual and aural performance artistry.