Disney’s new ‘Lion King’ is the future of virtual reality-fueled cinema

To block a scene, filmmakers would wear their earphones and pinpoint the exact position of the camera and spotlight to best capture the action, using a handheld controller to move the virtual device around like Chessman. Real-world camera operators at real-world volume then “capture” the virtual environment by moving their tracked real-world viewfinder around – … Read more

Three Years of Misery Inside Google, the Happiest Company in Tech

On a bright Monday in January 2017, at 2:30 in the afternoon, about a thousand Google employees—horrified, alarmed, and a little giddy—began pouring out of the company’s offices in Mountain View, California. They packed themselves into a cheerful courtyard outside the main campus café, a parklike area dotted with picnic tables and a shade structure … Read more