Around the world, more and more developer spaces are being devoted to VR and AR startups “to share resources, experiment, and network.” These include the Upload Collective in San Francisco and the Realities Centre, which opened earlier this month in London. Game designer Jack de Quidt talks with Jason Rubin, the head of content at Oculus, about how the technology company can embrace … Read More
Craig Newmark, the founder of craigslist, highlights five women in VR as part of the Women Startup Challenge, which is “showcasing and funding innovative, women-led startups focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) that are solving problems for people, businesses and the planet.” Newmark’s picks include Liv Erickson, a VR developer at Microsoft who was part … Read More
Most virtual reality headsets have one of two problems: either they are tethered to a computer, limiting the user’s mobility, or because they use smartphones, are too heavy. To combat this, Chinese hardware company Pico VR has come up with Pico Neo, a controller containing hardware to power a headset. According to The Verge, “By tethering the controller to an ultra-lightweight … Read More
The new Snapchat Spectacles uses an embedded camera with LED lights to record users’ experiences through their own eyes. According to UploadVR, Snapchat isn’t the first company to try to bring glasses of this kind to the market, but the Spectacles are unique for capturing circular video around a scene that can be sent directly to the phone app. Microsoft might … Read More
The first U.S. Presidential Debate on Sept. 27 highlighted the current political polarization in the country, much of which plays out online on social media platforms like Twitter. But can communal VR spaces be a solution to promote productive political discussions? AltspaceVR thinks so. The company has spent a year building a VR community mostly to share collective entertainment experiences like virtual Dungeons & Dragons games. … Read More
Check it out: #STOPtrafficking2016 made it on the front page of Journalism.co.uk “Imagine you are walking down the street in Rio during the Olympic Games or in the United States, where the US presidential elections are still in full swing. You reach a billboard or a sign showing the Olympic rings or Hillary Clinton’s campaign logo, and by simply pointing your … Read More
In partnership with Fusion, a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network, we are proud to announce the release of our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, the setting of the August 9th shooting of teengaer Michael Brown. Explore the contrasting perspectives of the eyewitnesses in 3D virtual space using the Unity game engine plugin … Read More
One of the things we have noticed as we’ve moved through the developmental stages of our Ferguson VR model is the visual disparity between the 3D representation of Canfield Green Apartments and the 2D comic panels that accompany it.
Although a few cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the United States, a more aggressive pandemic is taking root: hypochondria. News stories are being published from all over the United States about people who either think they have the disease, or think someone else does, and then spring into action. The media then entered a frenzy of coverage, not … Read More
In conjunction with our virtual reality model of Canfield Green Apartments, we are also experimenting with a location-based augmented reality platform called DAQRI.
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