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The birth of virtual reality as an art form
Chris Milk   Jun 28, 2016   TED Talks  

Chris Milk uses innovative technologies to make personal, interactive, human stories. Accompanied by Joshua Roman on cello and McKenzie Stubbert on piano, Milk traces his relationship to music and art — from the first moment he remembers putting on headphones to his current work creating breakthrough virtual reality projects. VR is the last medium for storytelling, he says, because it closes the gap between audience and storyteller.

VR is an imposition that negates the very essence of story telling: the very thing that makes us human: our imagination which is negated by this technology that denies the very brilliance of what our minds conjure up on receiving a story a narrative which thus unites the story of and in the imagination to that of the creator which VR replaces totally. The gap is closed to the point of vanishing. VR might have applied uses and be even entertaining but it is no substitute for our imagination.
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