Apr 27, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Joint meeting of Congress to be filmed in 360° virtual reality

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The House chamber. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) will use a virtual-reality camera to record today’s joint meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, his office tells Axios.

Why it matters: This is the first time a 360° camera has ever been used in the Hall of the House, providing unprecedented access to a joint meeting of Congress, the speaker's office says.

The GoPro MAX will be positioned on a stand, midway down the center aisle.

  • McCarthy aides say the VR cut of the joint meeting will be released next week — with more congressional VR experiences to follow.

Editor's note: This story and headline have been corrected to show President Yoon Suk-yeol will address a joint meeting of Congress, not a joint session.

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