"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. Confronted with a train car packed with people from all walks of life, Blackout hopes to be a platform for listening to people who might otherwise be overlooked. When the train stalls and the power goes out, you are gifted with telepathy and can hear the inner thoughts of the passengers around you. Activated by your physical movement and your gaze, the story unfolds as a series of interconnected personal stories.