Burning Man and VR
While Burning Man is associated with the most radical forms of contemporary art, it is not associated with VR.
In case you haven't heard about it, Burning Man is an annual event in a temporary city erected in the Black Rock Desert of northwest Nevada. The event is described as an experiment in community and art, featuring large scale interactive installation art inspired by the intersection of maker culture, technology and a connection to nature.
Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) partnered with Intel and Linden Lab to turn its exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, into a virtual experience on Linden Lab's social VR platform, Sansar. Now those with VR headsets can virtually tour No Spectators - an incredibly faithful simulation of the exhibition's immersive installations.
Although the exhibition closed in January 2019, the VR experience is still available. People are able to continue enjoying the exhibition despite the fact the physical collection no longer exists. This is one of the benefits of VR. It can create lasting records of otherwise temporary experiences.