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David Attenborough and producer dive deep into potential of VR

Source: David Attenborough and producer dive deep into potential of VR | Media | The Guardian

I am sitting in the Natural History Museum and have just been lunged at by a giant swimming scorpion with glittering eyes. It’s so scary I instinctively duck and cower in my seat.

These are the final few seconds of First Life, an experiment in using virtual reality to tell the story of the natural world that is narrated by Sir David Attenborough, and being shown at the South Kensington museum’s educational studio named after the world-famous naturalist.

First Life recreates the startling sunlit Cambrian ocean of 540m years ago and the extraordinary early creatures which suddenly developed, based on fossils and knowledge from the museum’s acclaimed palaeontologist Dr Greg Edgecombe. MORE: David Attenborough and producer dive deep into potential of VR | Media | The Guardian

“It’s an alien life form”. David Bowie talking about the internet in 1999

 

‘Lo and behold, reveries of the connected world’ Werner Herzog

Source: LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD Treiler (2016) Werner Herzog Documentary – YouTube

Werner Herzog, presenting his new documentary Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World, which features this very Herzog-ian description: “Does the Internet dream of itself? Explore the horizons of the connected world.” Promises to be an intriguing follow-up to The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.