VR has been around since the 1980s, but the tech required for legitimate mainstream use hasn't. Oculus brought the dream of VR to the masses with their 2012 Kickstarter campaign, followed by two development headsets before the official release of the Rift in 2016. But what if the Rift had been developed using 80s tech? Squirrel Monkey looks at what 80s VR might have been like with a vintage installation video from the 8-bit age — and all the batteries, PC peripherals, and vector graphics you could dream of.
Cemeteries weren't always drab places that were scary at night. For most of human history, the dead weren't necessarily buried, and the places where they were laid to rest were often sites of celebration. TED looks at the history of getting rid of all the bodies, and how it's changed over the millennia.
In 1970, President Richard Milhouse Nixon invited Johnny Cash to perform at the White House. Nixon wanted Cash to play as a publicity attempt to reach Midwest voters in the face of social unrest and the deeply unpopular war in Vietnam. While Cash was as patriotic as you could be, his views on what it meant to love your country were changing — and caused him to take a deep look at himself and what he believed in. Part of Netflix's ReMastered series, "Track 2" looks an important moment in Cash's life on one of the biggest stages in the world.
There are plenty of documentaries that highlight great teams and scorers, but Shut Up and Dribble is more about what players are doing off the court. The three-part special explores how NBA icons have used their notoriety to bring about social change and voice their own political issues. Produced by LeBron James and narrated by Jemele Hill, the series will premiere on Showtime November 3, 2018.
The remake of the surrealist horror film Suspira is terrifying audiences in theaters, thanks in no small part to the atmospheric soundtrack composed by Thom Yorke. BBC Radio 6 hosted Yorke live in studio for a discussion and live performance of the film's score. Catch Suspira and Yorke's amazing music in theaters now.
London-based skatewear label Palace is opening a new store in Tokyo and created a very disturbing advertisement to celebrate the occasion. A man in a Shining-esque hallway, an oni, and Jonah Hill's head with a classic Japanese final shot mark Palace's arrival in the land of the rising sun.