How This Startup Helped The
‘New York Times’ Create
A Virtual New York City
By Adario Strange
Technology-powered visual storytelling is the new frontier in journalism. But that doesn't just refer to video-streaming apps such as Snapchat and Periscope; there are also ways you can report in virtual reality.
For example, The New York Times recently collaborated with virtual reality production company Vrse to plunge readers into a stunning VR version of New York City.
The film, "Walking New York," directed by Chris Milk, JR and Zach Richter, takes viewers into the creation of, ironically, a paper product: the latest New York Times Magazine cover. The cover features a work by artist JR plastered in the center of the Flat Iron District (or as local tech types know it, Silicon Alley), and was later photographed from an aerial position.