As technology has moved from analog to digital to HD and now to 4K, video producers have been left to sort out the tangle of file structures, compression codecs, and metadata-storage mechanisms for themselves.
"The film is confined to a single room and a story told in real time, so the visual limitations of that were also the strength and an opportunity to make something very distinct and precise."
Co-directed by Benjamin Millepied, Aaron Duffy and Bob Partington, with cinematography from Darius Khondji, the video continually shifts perspectives for the viewer.
"Weimar was a famously hectic, louche, and creative period, and 'Babylon' gives it a gorgeous sheen."
"It's a true storytelling feat, married with sharp editing that makes the entire effort not only seamless, but also wholly intuitive."
"The usefulness of AR and VR going forward is heavily dependent on three primary network components: high capacity, low latency and a uniform experience."
"It's not a TV show. It's not a game. We should be like Prince. It's just, like, a symbol."
"We are the pioneers of the language of virtual reality, and we are the ones creating these experiences, telling these stories, and defining people's expectations."