"Riding that subway gives you knowledge about the variation of emotionality in human beings. Urbanity teaches us every single second of every single day that other people are different and that knowledge is crucial for creating new ideas for the future."
- Sarah Schulman on Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything podcast.
Blackout is a virtual reality documentary set in the New York City subway (Tribeca Storyscapes, 2017). As you step onto a train car both familiar and strange, you are confronted with people from all walks of life. By creating a rotating generative cast, Blackout addresses the impossible task of representing the breadth of human experience in New York City. As you look around and physically move through the train car, the story unfolds as a series of interconnected personal stories.
credit: co-producer / editor