In a mass viewing of Chris Milk’s work with Vrse, the TED audience was transported to virtual worlds in Session 11 of TED2016, on Thursday, February 18, 2016. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED
Chris Milk's most recent seminal work, "Life of Us," is his first fully-interactive VR project--a shared journey in which you and your friends experience the complete story of the evolution of life on earth, together.
After a career making music videos, Milk saw the future—and it was virtual. Enter Vrse, the company he launched to provide filmmakers with all the tools they need to make VR movies: equipment, producers, even story development. And with ex-Google wunderkind Koblin as CTO, they’ll have the tech to maintain any vision. They just premiered their collaboration with Pharrell Williams who did the music for the project titled Life Of Us (2017), at the Sundance Film Festival.
Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, said, “Every year, more artists are drawn to the vanguard of art and technology: independent, creative storytellers have more tools to break the mold than ever before."
In a recent TED talk, Milk presented his views on Virtual Reality as an art form.
Milk will be at SXSW 2017 on March 14 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Attend this session to learn about the creative, social and technological innovations behind "Life of Us," and how these developments by Milk and his VR company are shaping the stories of tomorrow.
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Photo: Amanda Stronza