Google's First Virtual Reality Doodle Honors a French Illusionist Director

An homage to the 'father of special effects' Georges Méliès

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Google just added another dimension to its daily Doodle.

In its first 360-degree virtual reality Doodle, Google’s fitting homage to the format honors the “father of special effects,” French illusionist and filmmaker Georges Méliès. Méliès—who died in 1938—lived long the concept of VR, which has gained traction in the past couple of years with companies like Google and rival Facebook investing heavily in hardware and content. (Earlier this week, Facebook released Oculus Go, a VR headset that, unlike Google’s View, doesn’t require a smartphone for use.)

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