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Video: Here's A Virtual Reality Look At The Griffith Park Teahouse
If you missed your chance to tour the little teahouse in Griffith Park yourself, you can now take a virtual reality tour.
The Griffith Park Teahouse is gone for now, after the group of artists who built the guerrilla pop-up art piece earlier this summer donated it to the City. The Teahouse lacked the proper permits to be in the park, but the City has decided to put it somewhere else—however, the City is still deciding where that 'somewhere else' is.
In the meantime, a new video from L.A.-based virtual reality company Beard and Glasses VR allows the viewer to take a 360-degree view of the teahouse. It's about two minutes long, and puts you both outside and inside the teahouse.
You can watch the video in a number of ways. On your computer, click and drag to change your perspective—it's similar to a first-person video game, though you can't change your position. On your phone, move your device around to change the perspective. Or, you can use Google Cardboard for a more immersive VR experience. Use headphones to surround yourself with the sound of the teahouse, including a woman asking her friends if they'd like some tea, birds chirping, and wind chimes ringing.
People are doing some pretty cool stuff with virtual reality these days. Check out our review of this week's virtual reality film festival for more.
[h/t to Modern Hiker]
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