New York City has always been home to artists and creative minds who push the boundaries of art, technology, and storytelling. The newly built Microsoft Garage facility in Lower Manhattan is one of many exciting places where The Garage is establishing programs to fuel innovation both within and outside the company. Part of The Garage space in NYC hosts an in-person art gallery (open to the public once gatherings are permitted), which is now available as an immersive online experience—viewable by phone, laptop, or VR headset—making these creative works accessible to anyone virtually, worldwide.
For years, Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté received countless proposals for virtual reality technologies, but they couldn’t match the magic of his intensely visual and mesmerizing live performances. Now, with a new platform provided by Microsoft, he’s rethinking that.