Lincoln In The Bardo VR
Sensorium Works is a creative studio that operates at the intersection of documentary, art, and technology. It produces cinematic, photographic, and virtual reality content for a wide range of media platforms, exhibitions, and installations. On February 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln’s beloved son Willie is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery and President Lincoln arrives shattered by grief to cradle his son’s body. Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief, and the powers of good and evil rendered as a 360-degree virtual reality film with spatialized audio released by the New York Times on the NYT VR smartphone app. It was written and directed by Graham Sack. The film is the first-ever direct adaptation of a novel into virtual reality and was produced by NYT VR, Plympton, Sensorium, and Graham Sack, with collaboration from Penguin Random House. The Molecule created the visual effects with spatialized audio by SilVR Sound.