How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality.
Working at the frontiers of interactive technology, Chris Milk stretches virtual reality into a new canvas for storytelling.
Chris Milk is a visual artist who has created music videos for Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Beck, U2, Johnny Cash, Gnarls Barkley and many more. He is known for weaving artistic and technological innovations in pursuit of the next great platform for storytelling. Milk’s acclaimed interactive projects include Wilderness Downtown (with Arcade Fire), The Johnny Cash Project, and The Treachery of Sanctuary.
His interactive installation artworks have been showcased at the MoMA, the Tate Modern, and museums around the world. Milk’s most recent contribution to the art and tech frontier is as founder and CEO of the virtual reality company Vrse.