Virtual Reality Movie Theaters Are Coming, A Festival For Flammable Film in NY

Virtual reality is coming to real-life roller coasters.

Virtual reality is coming to a theater near you. Samsung

Virtual realty movie theaters are opening in France, Beijing, Shanghai and Los Angeles over the next few weeks. (Art Daily)

Nitrate film is no longer used to make movies because it’s extremely flammable, but the George Eastman Museum in Rochester is dedicated to preserving its history and will be screening films shot on the hazardous material in May 2017. (Hyperallergic)

For those who weren’t able to attend one of Ryan McGinness’ 50 art parties, thrown each week between 2009 and 2010, the artist has compiled a book on what he now says was a “harrowing and stressful” experience. (New York Times)

Budapest’s House of Houdini museum includes items once owned by the famous illusionist, some of the secrets behind his most famous tricks and a stage where aspiring magicians can practice their sleight of hand for a live audience of visitors. (Art Daily)

Impress your friends and family over the holidays by baking a batch of gingerbread cuneiform tablet cookies that look like handiwork of the ancient Sumerians but are actually delectable edibles. The Art Newspaper has included a recipe for the cookies, which comes by way of the Penn Museum’s Katy Blanchard, keeper of collections for the Near East, in their listicle of art-themed holiday gifts. (Art Newspaper)

Virtual Reality Movie Theaters Are Coming, A Festival For Flammable Film in NY