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Google Launches Its First Homepage VR Experience

 - May 3, 2018
References: engadget
It is always fun to witness the creativity and design thinking of the Google team via its homepage, but the global brand truly makes strides today, May 3rd, with its first ever VR doodle. The artistic endeavor honors French filmmaker and magician Georges Méliès in a quirky short animation that boasts a 360-degree angle.

The VR doodle was conceived by Helene Leroux, "a Doodler in London," who for the project contacted the Spotlight Stories team and Nexus Studios, as well as the Google Arts & Culture team in Paris who are on good standing with Cinémathèque Française — an organization who holds the vast majority of Méliès' work. It is not always evident how much goes into an artistic initiative like this, but Google's VR doodle definitely pays accurate tribute to the French pioneer of special effects.