Newswire: There’s a new virtual reality film festival touring the country

Someday, traditional movies that require the viewer to sit still and quietly appreciate the things they’re seeing on a big screen are going to seem as charmingly outdated as a Punch and Judy performance. Some day, TV shows will be distributed in pill form and movies will be experienced by jacking special cables into your brain stem. Also, everyone will wear black trench coats and have mohawks, and there’ll be neon lights everywhere.

That glorious cyberpunk future is getting closer every day, especially now that The New York Times is reporting on the launch of the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival, a brand new virtual reality-focused festival that highlights the work of independent VR filmmakers (Oculus, considering its recent partnerships with film studios, probably isn’t included.) The projects aren’t just going to be glorified video games, though, as it sounds like a lot of them are taking …

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