Immersive video presented in 360-degree view has moved from the experimental stage and is now gaining traction in the mainstream.

Google is taking an even deeper dive into the format by presenting a series of immersive video performances called Performing Arts through its Google Cultural Institute website

The immersive videos touch on theater, opera, performance art, music and dance, and each one puts you in the room with the artists in intimate settings as they perform for an audience of one: you

Google calls the series of videos “virtual exhibitions” but, for now, the videos are designed to be viewed through your browser rather than a VR headset. And instead of promoting a VR take on the videos, Google likens the experiences more to Google Street View, where the user takes control of the perspective and explores the environment from a web browser or on YouTube Read more…

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