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  • Google Doodle helps people feel comfortable with VR
  • Google Doodle helps people feel comfortable with VR
    Oculus (2017) ©
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Google Doodle helps people feel comfortable with VR

In Google’s first virtual reality Doodle, the brand celebrates the 'father of special effects', Georges Méliès. By referencing the heritage of special effects technology, Google presents VR as the natural progression of the radical technology of the past, with the aim of making it feel less intimidating.

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