Book Review: Experience on Demand

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Its author – Professor Jeremy Bailenson – is the Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and one of the world’s greatest authorities on Virtual Reality, yet this doesn’t come across as an academic book.

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Check Out Your Travel Destination In VR Before You Book


Booking travel is one of those strange things that are simultaneously pleasurable and a complete nightmare, so any way that technology can improve on the experience is likely to fall under that desirable category. Rizort Inc.

Magic Leap Finally Releases Madefire Comic Book App for Interactive Reading & Comic Creation

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Among the many partnerships mentioned early on in the life of the Magic Leap One, by far one of the most talked about has been the comic book app from Madefire.

Children's Book Classic Peter Rabbit & Other Tales Come to AR via iOS App

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A just-released iOS app called Bookful takes classic children's stories usually found in large-sized paper books and brings them into AR, transforming classic characters into animated, interactive 3D objects.

Magic Leap Books Augmented Reality Experience with Air New Zealand

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If touring the scenic vistas behind the Lord of the Rings film franchise doesn't persuade tourists to visit New Zealand, perhaps immersive content viewed through Magic Leap One will do the trick.

Netflix Casts a Facebook AR Spell on Its Debut Comic Book 'The Magic Order'

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Netflix is branching out into the comic book business, and it's summoning augmented reality via Facebook to make the first issue more magical. The debut issue of The Magic Order hit comic book store shelves today with four variant covers.

Book Reveals Canceled Oculus Rift Successors Tuzi and Venice


Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’ In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’ This means that a total of three reportedly canceled Rift successor projects are now public knowledge. The Tuzi project was started in 2015, according to the book.

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This Android App Lets You Search for Specific Words in Books & Documents via Augmented Reality

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One of the neatest tricks available in Google Lens, an app that can identify and interpret real world information, is the ability to copy text from the app's camera view and paste it into a digital document.

‘Peronio’ Brings A Children’s Pop-Up Book To Life With VR And AR


Children’s books are a very high-demand and lucrative industry. Dr. Seuss may be one of the most prolific authors, with his iconic visual style and hilarious rhymes, but I have strong memories of all kinds of children’s books from when I was younger.

This 1992 Book Predicted Oculus Headset Specs And Inspired Facebook’s Chief VR Researcher


The book has a deeply complex plot touching on ancient languages, religion, simulation theory, philosophy, computer science, and more. When the book was written almost 30 years ago, VR headsets were rare. The few which existed cost in exceess of $50,000 and had resolutions of a few hundred pixels “on a side” The book’s description of a resolution of “2K pixels on a side” is eerily similar to the 2560×1440 resolution of Go.

Oculus Rift’s 2016 Component Shortage Was Lenses, Book Claims


The new book The History Of The Future describes the events around the shortage as follows: UNFORTUNATELY, THE MOST PRESSING LAUNCH-RELATED ISSUE WAS THAT– contrary to everything Oculus had been saying for months– they would not actually be launching in full the following day. However if the book’s account is to be believed, these optics were perhaps ahead of their time, and too difficult to manufacture. The Oculus Rift was supposed to launch on March 28th 2016.

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Excerpt: Five Stories From Blake Harris Book The History Of The Future


The new book The History Of The Future is out in hardcover, ebook and audiobook. Last week, we published a remarkable email referenced in the book originally sent by John Carmack in 2015 to Oculus leaders. Tagged with: blake harris , Cymatic Bruce , Goroman , paul bettner , playful corp Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Excerpt: Five Stories From Blake Harris Book The History Of The Future appeared first on UploadVR.

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Charlie Fink’s Metaverse book review: get to know XR at 360 degrees

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Luckily, to help me in surviving all those dead times, I had something that helped me in keeping my brain active and in daydreaming: the book METAVERSE by Charlie Fink. I’ve also had the pleasure to chat with him and the book has been a kind of gift of him.

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‘Ready Player One’ Movie Gets First Full Trailer, Book Sequel in the Works

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The Verge reports that , during a livestream reveal of the new trailer, author Ernest Cline confirmed work on a sequel to the Ready Player One book: [Cline] was asked if it was true that he was writing a sequel. “It’s

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Reading List: 50 Scifi Books Featuring AR and VR Technology


It’s no accident that many people who appreciate VR and AR are also fans of scifi books, movies, and TV shows. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in books with significant AR and VR presence, this is the reading list for you. Each title below links to that book’s Goodreads page and contains a brief, non-spoiler description adapted from it.

Stanford VR Lab Founder’s Academic Journey with VR, and new Book ‘Experience on Demand’

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Jeremy Bailenson founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab , and his latest book Experience on Demand traces his academic journey through virtual reality.

Comic Books Are Coming To Magic Leap Via Madefire


Madefire this weekend announced a partnership with Magic Leap to release its digital comic book app on the platform at launch. Readers will be able to project the company’s own ‘Motion Books’, which feature moving panels, into the real world using the AR headset. Think of a traditional comic book page then imagining lifting the individual panels out of it, adding animations to them, and spreading them out in the environment around you.

Excerpt: Four Stories From Blake Harris Book The History Of The Future


The new book The History Of The Future is out today in hardcover, ebook and audiobook. Last week, we published a remarkable email referenced in the book originally sent by John Carmack in 2015 to Oculus leaders. Tagged with: blake harris , ccp games , cloudhead games , EVE Valkyrie , Owchemy Labs , The History Of The Future Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Excerpt: Four Stories From Blake Harris Book The History Of The Future appeared first on UploadVR.

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Scraper: First Strike Has An E-Book Prequel To Read In-Game


You’ll learn all about it via a new prequel e-book that you can read from within the game itself. But, instead of booting the book up on your Kindle, you’ll actually be able to read it from inside the game itself.

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Neon Wasteland Is A Gory Animated AR Comic Book


We’ve seen plenty of ideas for how comic books can be reimagined in VR, but what about AR? Created by Rob Shields, Neon Wasteland is a cyberpunk-themed book that uses markers in a real comic to bring the panels to life through your iOS or Android smartphone. Outside of the book, the free app will also offer bonus features allowing you to explore environments in more detail and even interact with characters from the story.

Google’s Amazing VR Spotlight Stories Are Getting Their Own Art Book and Exhibition


Now, their work is being celebrated in a new book and exhibition. The Art of Google Spotlight Stories is a new book that collects the works of spotlight stories from the past few years, including memorable pieces such as Patrick Osborne’s Pearl, which blew us away when it first released two years ago, and Son of Jaguar, the Jorge Gutierrez-directed feature from the team behind The Book of Life.

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The Director Of The Book Of Life Is Making A New Google Spotlight Story


We somehow missed this when it was announced last month but Jorge Gutierrez, the director of animated hit, The Book of Life, will be heading up a forthcoming entry in the series. Production studio Reel FX, which also worked on The Book of Life, is teaming its VR division with Gutierrez to create the piece, which it claims will build on the themes of both that film and his animated serie s , El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rodriguez.

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Moss Dev ‘Working Hard’ On Book 2 Follow-Up


As fans will know, completing the adventure will earn you a Trophy named ‘A Promising Beginning’, the description for which labels the game as ‘the first book of Moss’ That certainly suggests more is on the way and, when asked about this, Lico didn’t hold back. ” When again asked if ‘Book 2’ would take a long time, Lico replied: “I certainly hope not!

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The Living Page: How Augmented Reality is Bringing Comic Books To Life


Hitting a 20 year high of $870 million in 2014, the comic book business is booming. He believes our reality is a projection from another plane in the universe and his mission is to find the projectionist,” says Stuart Campbell, also known as Sutu , the book’s creator.

Cube i7 Book 2 Intel Tablet with Windows 10


After some digging, we discovered the Cube i7 Book 2 tablet/laptop. Cube I7 Book 2 comes in a compact packaging featuring a power cable, and a USB-A adapter. Cube i7 Book 2 features 4GB of Low-Power DDR3 memory paired with an Intel Skylake Core M3-6Y30 processor.

Book publisher launches traditional book-VR combo for kids


Hollywood, California-based book publisher Quantum Storey announced this week that it has launched the world’s first virtual reality book series for children. Aimed at younger kids, their “Operation YOU” series combines traditional printed books with virtual reality. The books include access to a companion Android and iOS app, as well as Google Cardboard goggles. ” The books are available at a USD $17.49

Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez


The Book of Life director Jorge Gutierrez is diving into VR with his first 360° animated short Son of Jaguar. Like Book of Life , which was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2015, Son of Jaguar is set in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead.

5 Major Changes Between The Ready Player One Book And Movie


Other than pretty much every plot point and story beat, the book and movie for Ready Player One are mostly the same…sort of. So, it should be needless to say at this point, but just in case you don’t get the point of this article there are a lot of spoilers for both the book and the movie versions of Ready Player One to follow. In the book, Wade lives in the stacks on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. In the book, they’re competition is a driving force.

Reading List: 50 Scifi Books Featuring AR and VR Technology via @UploadVR [link]


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Pre-publication: Augmenting Alice, an AR-enhanced book about the future of AR via @TheNextWeb.


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Experience On Demand: Stanford Researcher’s New VR Book Is Required Reading


The book offered an overview of the possibilities of VR and explained studies into how humans behave in virtual environments. Bailenson’s newest book, Experience on Demand , builds on that earlier work while focusing more clearly — even bluntly — on what we do and don’t know about how VR affects humans. Bailenson said in a recent phone call he’s heard from critics who say he didn’t focus on the potential negative uses of VR enough in the book.

Justin Roiland ‘Went Off Book’ To Improv Rick And Morty VR’s Dialog


But I realized it sounded like I was imitating him and not being the characters themselves, so what I ultimately did was I went back in the garage and tossed out the script and went off book.” So we just went off book and I’d make it my own.

Magnetique Is The World’s First VR Comic With 3D, 360-Degree Panels


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Book: Virtual worlds can help learning

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Virtual learning environments can enhance retention through the feeling of presence and interactive learning tasks, according to the recently-published book Learning in Virtual Worlds, which is a compilation of studies about the use of virtual worlds in education.

Creating Immersive À La Carte Storytelling With VR


Founded back in 2013, the studios first two VR projects, The Abbot’s Book and Dragonflight , were featured at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Deep down, The Abbot’s Book and Caliban Below are telling a story about a family’s struggle to undo its failures.

If ‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Suck, It Stands to Positively Impact the VR Industry

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In case you haven’t read the book, or heard anything about the movie, here’s the spoiler-free summary from Warner Bros.: Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel Ready Player One is hitting the big screen later this month.

Google’s ‘Son Of Jaguar’ 360° Short Film Now Available On YouTube


The ‘Book of Life’ director’s VR debut makes its way to YouTube. It’s as sad as it is beautiful and wholesome, something I guess I should have expected coming from the director of the enchanting 3D animated Book of Life. “I

What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do


Its author – Professor Jeremy Bailenson – is the Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and one of the world’s greatest authorities on virtual reality, yet this doesn’t come across as an academic book.

Comics Come To Magic Leap With New Series From Watchmen Artist


Magic Leap One’s latest attempt to change traditional media takes aim at comic books. Madefire, a digital comic service that specializes in bringing books to new tech, is now available on the AR headset. But the platform goes a step further with what it calls ‘Motion Books’ These are 3D, moving panels that invite you to look at the action from different angles. It’s very different to reading a traditional book.

Check Out the Next World Record Attempt for Longest Time in VR, Live Stream Here

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News guinness book of world records guinness vr record Jack McNee longest time in vr michael kantack vr marathon vr record attemptMichael Kantack, a developer at South Korea-based indie studio Get Off the Roof , is currently attempting to break the Guinness Record for Longest VR Marathon.

‘ARKTIKA.1’ Gets Companion eBook Penned by NYT Bestselling Author Christie Golden

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4A Games, the studio behind the Metro series, has partnered with Del Rey Books and New York Times bestselling author Christie Golden to produce an official eBook novella that lets you dive further into the upcoming Oculus Touch first-person shooter ARKTIKA.1.

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DC Comics And More Enter VR With Madefire Oculus App


A few months ago, we pondered if there was a place for the comic book industry in VR. Madefire, a digital comic book app company, recently announced the launch of a new preview app that brings select issues to Oculus and Samsung’s Gear VR.

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Black Eyed Peas Bring Post-Apocalyptic Marvel Comic To VR


We’ve been working on this original story for years and partnering with Marvel to bring this book to life is more than a dream come true.”. “VR Masters of the Sun – The Zombie Chronicles comes to VR with one hell of an impressive voice cast.