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These Filmmakers Are Immortalizing New Yorkers And Their Stories In 3D

If you live in an urban center like New York, it鈥檚 likely that you鈥檙e accustomed to riding the subway. It鈥檚 simultaneously one of the most alienating and communal experiences you can have in a聽city鈥揺specially during rush hour, when people from all walks of life squeeze聽into cramped train cars and hurtle towards their destinations, trying not to sniff too deeply or take up too much space. You might spend hours of your life brushing shoulders with the other denizens of your city, but you never really know who they are.

A new VR project called聽Blackout, which is being created and shown at the Tribeca Film Festival鈥檚 Virtual Arcade,聽is trying to change that. A collaboration between the immersive media聽studio聽Scatter and the VR tech startup DepthKit,聽Blackout聽plops its viewers directly into the familiar setting of a New York City subway car and surrounds them with virtual strangers. But these aren鈥檛 characters manufactured for the virtual environment鈥搕hey鈥檙e real New Yorkers who鈥檝e been filmed in 3D using DepthKit鈥檚 volumetric camera.

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