Virtual Reality Tech Takes Its Place in New Media Art Programs

Virtual Reality Tech Takes Its Place in New Media Art Programs

Virtual reality tech is taking on a bigger role in the 3D pedagogy being practiced at the CADRE (Computers in Art, Design, Research, and Education) Laboratory for New Media Art at San Jose State University. Educators and students at the Lab – the second oldest in the country to offer a Digital Media Art (DMA) program – are exploring opportunities to apply commercial 3D technologies in VR settings for purely artistic purposes. Pivoting off the Bauhaus-influenced and experimental 3D methodology developed by Claudia Hart at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SJSU assistant professor and CADRE Media […]

Event report: Top 5 experiences at the Virtual Reality Show

Event report: Top 5 experiences at the Virtual Reality Show

This month, London hosted a ground-breaking Virtual Reality Show giving 10,000 attendees the opportunity to try out VR products, and meet the top brands and innovators working in VR today. Our team went to investigate… StarTracker brings full movement to VR Mo-Sys Engineering, the London-based developer of StarTracker, demonstrated its automatic, real-time optical camera tracking system for use in VR and AR production at the show. StarTracker was purpose built for virtual studio camera tracking. This, the company said, makes it particularly good for use in virtual and augmented reality production. Since StarTracker’s introduction last year, Mo-Sys said it […]

A flight of fancy with virtual reality

A flight of fancy with virtual reality

Travel company Navitaire has unveiled what they say is the world’s first virtual reality travel search and booking experience. Your next flight may be booked in virtual reality, with a company called Navitaire today unveiling what it says is the world’s first virtual reality travel search and booking experience. Navitaire, which was acquired by Spanish tech giant Amadeus in January last year, says its new prototype lets travellers spin the globe, search for flights, walk through a plane to select their seat and pay for their entire trip within virtual reality. “I see a future in which the internet […]

BIMobject® releases two Virtual Reality solutions for the construction industry

BIMobject® releases two Virtual Reality solutions for the construction industry

At tomorrow’s AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA, BIMobject AB ("BIMobject") launches two different Virtual Reality solutions tailored to building product manufacturers and BIM projects: BIMobject® VR and BIMobject® AR. BIMobject® VR and BIMobject® AR give building product manufacturers the ability to use virtual products to visualise their projects. Connecting this technology to the platform BIMobject® Cloud creates the unparalleled opportunity of utilising the vast catalogue of digital objects, so-called BIM objects, that BIMobject already provides. Both solutions utilise these digital versions of real products that have been created by manufacturers and used by architects, engineers […]

Facebook Spaces Changes Reality for VR Entrepreneurs

Facebook Spaces Changes Reality for VR Entrepreneurs

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing off Oculus Touch last year. The gesture controls are key accessories for Facebook Spaces. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing off Oculus Touch last year. The gesture controls are key accessories for Facebook Spaces. GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg showing off Oculus Touch last year. The gesture controls are key accessories for Facebook Spaces. GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images We said that 2017 would be the year for socializing in virtual reality , and then the biggest social network in the world dropped rocket fuel on the social VR fire with Facebook Spaces . The […]

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