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Google Cardboard headset

Object Number: 
2017.32
Date: 
2015
Medium: 
Cardboard, plastic, velcro
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/2 × 5 3/4 × 3 1/4 in. (8.9 × 14.6 × 8.3 cm)
Marks: 
Proper left and right sides: "For more information visit / nytimes.com/vr; front: The New York Times [GE symbol]; bottom: [CR code] / viewer profile / Get Apps and / product safety / information at: / google.com/cardboard / Google;" inside: [pictographs i
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Google Cardboard virtual reality headset; corrugated cardboard viewer side flaps and void cut for nose; plastic lenses; and slot for inserting a smartphone with velcro-secured flap.

Gallery Label: 

In November 2015, the New York Times helped usher in a new era of digital journalism by mailing more than one million Google Cardboard virtual reality headsets to print subscribers and simultaneously launching a new VR app. Early topics covered by "NYT VR" included refugee children, the US presidential election, and the dwarf planet Pluto, all evoking the feeling of actually being there.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group