On Monday, The New York Times offered a view of a virtual reality experiment, according to a press release from The New York Times Co. The virtual reality film, “Walking New York,” focuses on the artist who created the art for the most recent cover of The New York Times Magazine.
The virtual reality film, titled “Walking New York,” takes viewers through the making of the Magazine’s cover, for which JR took a photo of a recent immigrant to New York and pasted a 150-foot-tall version of the portrait on the Flatiron Plaza in Manhattan. The final cover photograph is a shot of the portrait taken from a helicopter above the city. The film, narrated by JR, lets viewers experience every aspect of the process, from the initial photo shoot on the street, to the studio work, to the pasting, to the helicopter ride.