View Conference 2018: National Film Board of Canada offers us interesting VR storytelling tips

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Today I’ve attended my first lecture at View Conference : the Masterclass “Artist-Driven Immersive Work” by Eloi Champagne and Martin Viau, of the National Film Board of Canada. virtual reality canada cardboard nfb storytelling tips view conference vr

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VR Chuckwagon Racing Stampedes Into Canada

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So you can imagine my shock when Alberta, Canada’s annual Calgary Stampede festival announced that this years attractions will include a multi-player VR chuckwagon racing experience. The post VR Chuckwagon Racing Stampedes Into Canada appeared first on VRScout.

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Samsung Opening Two-Story ‘Experience Store’ In Canada

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Our new Samsung Experience Store at CF Toronto Eaton Centre is, simply, unlike anything we’ve ever launched before in Canada,” said Patricia Heath, Vice President, Retail Excellence, Samsung Canada. News Canada Gear 360 Gear VR Samsung Samsung Experience Store Toronto

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about. CANADA. The post Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada appeared first on Road to VR.

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IKEA Canada Lets You Flip Pancakes in VR

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Don’t get too excited yet, though: for now, as part of a global test pilot, the VR kitchen experience is only being demoed at the IKEA Etobicoke store in Ontario, Canada. The post IKEA Canada Lets You Flip Pancakes in VR appeared first on VRScout.

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Oculus Rift to Hit Stores in Europe and Canada from September 20th

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Soon you’ll be able to walk into a regular store in Europe and Canada and pick up an Oculus Rift headset, according to a tweet from the company’s CEO Brendan Iribe. Rift hits retail in Europe and Canada Sept 20, in-store Touch demos begin in October.

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Oculus Rift arrives in Canada and Europe next month

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The team behind the Oculus Rift is gearing up to significantly expand its reach, announcing today that the VR headset will be available in Canada and Europe starting on September 20. Archive Canada europe gaming oculus rift virtual reality vr

MetaVRse Launches Canada's First Full Service Virtual Reality Agency

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Toronto-based VR Agency MetaVRse has launched as Canada’s first full-service Virtual Reality agency.

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Toronto Gets Canada’s First IMAX VR Center

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Gelfond said via press release that Cineplex, “has led the way in expanding the IMAX network across Canada and is now the first to launch an IMAX VR Center in the country. IMAX announced today a new partnership with Canadian theater chain Cineplex to bring an IMAX VR Center to the Scotiabank Theater in Toronto. As part of the deal, IMAX will also install auditoriums at one other cinema in Toronto, and one in Regina, Saskatchewan. IMAX CEO Richard L.

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VR Chuckwagon Racing Stampedes Into Canada via @VRScout [link]

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VR Chuckwagon Racing Stampedes Into Canada via @VRScout [link] [link] — allthingsvr (@allthingsvr) July 24, 2017. virtual reality augmented reality vr ar

The VOID Opens In Canada And Plans For The Future Of Hyper Reality

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Their other location in Canada features virtual reality through a relationship with Canada’s first virtual reality arcade brand, CTRL V , using their proprietary VR arcade platform with HTC Vives. Hyper-reality has officially landed in Toronto as today marks the opening of the newest VOID Experience Centre in the fourth largest city in North America and a popular tourist destination.

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View Conference 2018: Museum of Symmetry review: one of the best creative VR experiences I’ve tried

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During the talk of the National Film Board of Canada at View Conference 2018 , the speakers Eloi Champagne and Martin Viau talked about one of the experiences they have developed, called Museum of Symmetry , that was like a cartoon in virtual reality. Image by National Film Board of Canada).

VR Photogrammetry Showcase ‘Realities’ is Getting Three New Scenes

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HTC Vive Games News Oculus Rift Games Photogrammetry SteamVR Games VR Games photogrammetry photogrammetry vr realities realities Terres d'Exploration Terres d'Exploration Uncharted Canada

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Google Cardboard comes to Canada, UK, and more

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There have been many promotions by Google and other companies to send out free Google Cardboard VR headsets. I got really excited about the Star Wars one last year, but despite getting signed up, mine never arrived. Thankfully, if you haven't been able to get in on one of these promos, there is still a way to get your own, … Continue reading. Archive google google cardboard virtual reality vr

CtrlV Opens First Vive VR Arcade In North America

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entertainment Experiences canada ctrlv VR arcadeRecently UploadVR posted an in-depth feature on how The post CtrlV Opens First Vive VR Arcade In North America appeared first on UploadVR.

Brian Sharp Talks Next Steps For Facebook’s Sculpting Software

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Art & Science Experiences Q&A brian sharp canada creativity medium professional sculptingThe The post Brian Sharp Talks Next Steps For Facebook’s Sculpting Software appeared first on UploadVR.

Telefilm Canada on the Streets of Cannes to Promote Canadian VR

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Telefilm & Canada Media Fund’s cool campaign to promote the Canadian Virtual Reality intiatives at ‪#‎MIPTV‬! A big thank you to Mtl-based Vrvana for the fantastic custom-made headsets!‪ – Telefilm Canada #‎eyeoncanada‬ Wearing headsets custom designed by Vrvana, Telefilm Canada was out on the streets of Cannes today promoting […]. Aliens on the red carpet?

Canadian government invests in VR training technology

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The Government of Canada announced this week that it has awarded a $1.1 The contract comes as part of the Canadian government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program, which has seen over $126 million invested in 285 contracts since 2010. “Bluedrop is extremely happy that the Build in Canada Innovation Program recognizes and supports the innovative capabilities of our company,” said Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President, Technology & Simulation at Bluedrop.

Canadian researchers bring us a step closer to “x-ray goggles”

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Students in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are refining a new technology that allows clinicians to see inside a patient’s body using augmented reality.

Microsoft Hololens Available in More Countries

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Microsoft Hololens (Developer version) has been available in the US and Canada since March for $3,000. However, this has left out many other parts of the world.

TPCast for Rift Pre-orders Start Shipping Next Week in North America and Europe

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TPCast, the wireless transmitter first launched for Vive , is going to be arriving in few different regions soon including US, Canada, and much of the European Union. Launching pre-orders quietly yesterday afternoon in the US and Canada, TPCast for Rift pre-orders ran out almost immediately.

Report: Apple Using VR to Test Self-Driving System

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The car operating system would be built at least partially in Canada, Bloomberg reported. The new report states that Apple has “dozens of software engineers in Canada building a car operating system.” Virtual reality is being used to test Apple’s self-driving vehicle.

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Emerging Tech in Emerging Markets

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He reveals he’s also in advanced discussions with various embassies from countries such as the UK,Canada,Australia,Ireland Israel about mutual exchange programs.

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TPCast for Vive is Now Available for Pre-order in North America at $300

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TPCast, the eponymous company producing a wireless VR transmitter, is now offering its HTC Vive-specific device for pre-order in US and Canada. Now the wireless transmitter, a battery-powered device that lets you go cable free, is available for pre-oder in the US and Canada starting today.

‘Game of Thrones’ VR Experience Coming Exclusively to Viveport Infinity

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Beyond the Wall is launching first in English in the US, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, the UK, and Canada. HTC today announced that a VR experience based on HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones is set to launch exclusively on Viveport Infinity starting tomorrow, supporting Vive and Rift.

Oculus Rift Is $349 / £349 / C$449 / €399 At Retailers This Weekend

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Various retailers in the USA, UK, Canada are offering the headset (and controllers) for a reduced price this week. Canada. In Canada, Amazon CA and Best Buy are offering the bundle at C$449 (C$80 off). Didn’t get a chance to pick up an Oculus Rift in the Christmas sales? The discount will continue over the weekend. The Rift’s regular price is $399 / £399 / C$529. In the USA, the discounted price is $349 ($50 off).

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Taking AR Walk in the Woods

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Stretching from Alaska through Canada and Scandinavia all the way to the Pacific coast of Russia, The unique ecosystem of the Great Northern Forest circles the planet and plays a vital role in preventing climate change.

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ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm partner with Nissan for Star Wars VR tie-in/car promotion.

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The VR experience developed for HTC Vive and Samsung Gear is part of marketing partnership to promote The Last Jedi and will be in Nissan dealerships in the US, Mexico, and Canada very soon.

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Indigenous Futurism & Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace with Jason Edward Lewis

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This conversation took place at the Symposium iX conference at the Society for Arts and Technology in Montreal, Canada.

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Unity organizing games career events for women

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Unity Technologies is organizing series of events in US and Canada to talk to young women who are curious about careers in game development. The company behind the popular Unity game platform engine used to develop video... Briefs VR & AR Unity

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Madonna Performs Alongside AR Clones During Billboard Music Awards

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Madonna recorded her volumetric capture performances at a studio in London; meanwhile, a company in Canada produced the digital assets for the various AR weather effects. Volumetric capture adds a layer of depth to the pop legends latest performance.

Exclusive: Take Flight and Throw Cars with VR Superhero Sim, First Impact

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Stepping up to that challenge is Canada-based indie team, Red Meat Games, formed of developers that have worked on the likes of Eternal Darkness and Metal Gear Solid: The post Exclusive: Take Flight and Throw Cars with VR Superhero Sim, First Impact appeared first on UploadVR.

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Wizard Of Oz themed VR runner "Run Dorothy Run" launches on PSVR Feb 20th

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Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced that Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

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‘Beyond The Wall’ Is A Game Of Thrones VR Experience, Exclusive To Viveport Infinity

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The experience will be available in English in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina. HBO is launching an official Game of Thrones VR experience tomorrow. Called ‘Beyond The Wall’, the experience will be exclusive to HTC’s Viveport Infinity subscription service. Viveport is HTC’s VR app store, similar to the Oculus Store. It isn’t exclusive to HTC hardware however, it also officially supports Oculus Rift headsets.

Tek Gear offers free headset

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Canada’s Tek Gear Inc. is offering a free virtual reality headset to anyone who wants one — as long as they pick up the shipping charges. “We’ve been in the VR business for over 24... News VR & AR Tek Gear

Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub

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Among other notable studios, the location boasts gaming giant Electronic Arts Canada – the powerhouse behind the NHL, NBA, and FIFA franchises – and employs nearly 17,000 workers in the 3D industry. investment goes further in Canada. I’m originally from Canada.

Virtro Entertainment to bring their take on the Wizard Of Oz to PSVR with Run Dorothy Run 

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Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced the release of Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."