Covid crisis gives virtual reality a new lease of life

Covid crisis gives virtual reality a new lease of life

New practices are emerging or accelerating both in the professional world and in entertainment.

Without being able to physically assemble, it is with a virtual reality headset screwed on the head that Jean-Michel Jarre’s aficionados were able to follow Sunday his concert given on the occasion of the Fête de la musique, “Alone together”. The musician performed for almost an hour in a psychedelic virtual universe, an experience impossible to replicate in a concert hall. Some 600,000 Internet users followed the event, in virtual reality or by viewing the concert on YouTube. An example of the second wind that virtual reality (VR) technology is experiencing with the health measures related to the Covid-19 pandemic. “This unprecedented experience, without competing with the live, can represent a future for the performing arts,” said the Minister of Culture Franck Riester. If the music industry sees in these pixel worlds an innovative way to reach its audience, the professional sector, already very fond of VR, is not in

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