Google did not immediately respond to the layoffs. But people familiar with the situation told Variety that staff in the Department would have the opportunity to find new positions in the company. Most artists working on Spotlight Stories projects are considered to be project contractors. The Spotlight Stories project was first born on Motorola's small team to explore how to tell good stories on mobile devices. The team then joined Google's Advanced Technologies and Products (ATAP) team and explored a series of 360-degree VRs with Glen Keane, Justin Lin, Jorge Gutierrez, and Aardman Animation.
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Best Application of the Selection by the American Association of School Librarians in 2018
Nomination of Emmy Award for Excellent Original Interactive Programs in 2018
Emmy Award for Interactive Program Innovation 2017
Nominations for the Emmy Award Interactive Media Outstanding Achievement Award 2017
Best Animation Short Film Nomination for the 2017 Academy Awards
The Google Spotlight Stories platform allows users to experience storylines in real time. It has won an Oscar nomination and an Emmy Award. We are both artists and technicians, dedicated to exploring how to use emerging technologies to tell stories, and trying to improve user experience in novel and intimate ways.
All of our stories are designed for mobile devices, and most of them can also be appreciated through VR headwear devices such as Daydream and Cardboard. Users must use headphones or popcorn to watch these stories.