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Where Do AR and Art Converge?

AR Insider

This article is the latest in AR Insider’s editorial contributor program. Find out more or contact us to participate here. Authors’ opinions are their own. . On Art & Reality. by Chris Nunes. F luidity. Turbidity. Evolution. Stagnancy. Immobility. Death.

Tim Burton’s ‘Lost Vegas’ Exhibit Brought To Life Using VR And Drone Photogrammetry

VRScout

How VR allowed experiential designer Craig Winslow to visualize Burton’s outrageous public art display. There are very few public art galleries more unique than that of The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Emerging Post-Pandemic Innovations

Tech Trends VR

How Technology is helping us cope with the global coronavirus fallout. As COVID-19 sweeps through nations, quickly making established ways of working, studying, socializing, and conducting business impractical or even impossible, people turned to technological innovation for alternatives.

Alone Together: What I have learned organizing a big VR concert

The Ghost Howls

On June, 21th, in the occasion of the French Music Fest, there has been a virtual reality concert held by electronic music legend Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Test webinar #1 JL,

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel Coming November 24th

Road to VR

Ernest Cline’s breakout novel Ready Player One is getting a sequel on November 24th, which is slated to delve back into the massive multiplayer VR world of the OASIS. Aptly named Ready Player Two , the upcoming book is being published by Penguin Random House subsidiary Ballantine Books.

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Must Read AR/VR Books in 2020

ARPost

Reading AR/VR books is one of the best ways to keep in touch with the evolution of immersive technologies. These books are great reading material for content creators, developers, as well as people who want to stay in the loop.

The XR Week Peek (2020.07.07): Facebook shows thin sunglasses, Iron Man VR gets released and more!

The Ghost Howls

A bit late, but this new roundup of best AR and VR news of the week is out! Before starting reading this summary, don’t forget to read my mega-post with the behind-the-curtains of the concert we organized on VRChat for Jean-Michel Jarre.

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Rockstar Starts Production on AAA Open-world VR Title

Road to VR

According to the studio behind L.A. Noire: The V.R.

‘AAA Open-World’ VR Game In Development At Rockstar Says LA Noire VR Team

VRScout

Video Game Deluxe is looking for help on a new project for GTA and Read Dead developer Rockstar Games.

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Google Swirl Redefines Advertising With Its 3D Ad Format

ARPost

The biggest ad platform in the world is now open for immersive content. Last June, Google released a new 3D ad format called Swirl , which meshes programmatic advertising with next-generation content.

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XR Talks: The What, Why and How of AR Commerce

AR Insider

XR Talks is a series that features the best presentations and educational videos from the XR universe. It includes embedded video, narrative analysis and top takeaways. Speakers’ opinions are their own. For a full library of indexed and educational media, subscribe to ARtillery PRO.

‘The Under Presents’ Redefines Immersive Theater in Live VR Retelling of ‘The Tempest’

Road to VR

The Under Presents is hosting a limited time immersive theater show to Oculus Quest and Rift-owning audiences soon that takes William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest and puts you into the story like never before. The Under Presents is a different kind of VR experience altogether.

‘Ready Player One’ Book Sequel ‘Ready Player Two’ Arrives This November

VRScout

Ernest Cline returns with a follow-up to his 2011 sci-fi cult favorite. Exciting new for all you Ready Player fans. Penguin Random House imprint Ballantine Books today confirmed that a follow-up to Ernest Cline’s breakout hit Ready Player One will be arriving on store shelves this November.

Rokid Glass 2 AR Glasses Finish Mass Production

ARPost

China-based AR glasses manufacturer Rokid announced the second generation of their Rokid Glass model in January. Early this month, they announced in a press release shared with ARPost that the glasses had finished mass production and are preparing to ship.

My dad’s letter to kids of the future

Robert Scoble

My dad, left, William R. Scoble Jr., and me. Two weeks ago my dad died. We had a year warning that day was coming, after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last July. We had more days with him than we expected. Which I was very grateful for. My dad took our family out of poverty.

The 20 Best Rated & Most Rated Quest Games & Apps – July 2020

Road to VR

While Oculus doesn’t offer much publicly in the way of understanding how well individual apps are performing across its VR storefronts, it’s possible to glean some insight by looking at apps relative to each other. Here’s a snapshot of the top 20 Oculus Quest games and apps as of July 2020.

Twitch Streamers & Cosplayers Team Up For Mixed Reality Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

VRScout

Tabletop gaming meets next-gen technology in this live action RPG series. A handful of popular Twitch streamers, well-known cosplay artists, and producers are teaming up on a brand new Dungeons & Dragons campaign which will be broadcasted in real-time across Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live.

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Can a VPN Improve VR and AR Customer Service Experiences?

ARPost

Customer service is a human-to-human interaction. Clients need help, on-point instructions, and even empathy from the other side of the line. To provide great services, you need to get close to a real, actual interaction with your client. And the best way to do that?

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Niantic To Launch New Mobile AR Game Based On Catan

Upload VR

Niantic announced that it is working on a new mobile AR game called Catan – World Explorers , based on the popular board game Catan. The company is also partnering with immersive theater studio Punchdrunk to create several other new projects.

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Military Contractor ECS Awarded Grant to Build VR Army Medic Trainer with Advanced Haptics

Road to VR

Military contractor, Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS), has received a grant from the federal Small Business Innovation Research program—likely ranging from $500,000 to $1.5 million—to pilot a virtual reality training program for U.S. Army medics.

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‘Superhot’ Dev Responds To Questions About VR Support For Upcoming Sequel

VRScout

Superhot: Mind Control Delete is four times larger than the original, will be free to existing owners. Yesterday, Superhot Team announced a direct sequel to its time-bending 2016 hit which is scheduled to arrive later this month on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Haptics-Heavy Wearable Feelbelt Completes Crowdfunding, Accepts Preorders

ARPost

Right now, most of us experience virtual reality through headsets. The video aspect can feel immersive. The audio aspect can feel immersive. However, “immersion” should involve all of the senses. Touch is engaged through the science of haptics.

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Western Digital's 16TB and 18TB Gold Drives: EAMR HDDs Enter the Retail Channel

Anand Tech

Western Digital made a number of announcements yesterday related to their enterprise hard-disk drives (HDD) product lines.

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Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

Road to VR

Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it.

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‘The Under Presents’ Hosting Live Theatrical Performances Of Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ On Oculus Headsets

VRScout

Interact with a live actor in this 40-minute immersive reimagining of the 1692 classic.

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Virtual Desktop Cleared $3 Million In Revenue On Oculus Quest Alone

Upload VR

We’ve got a big number to report from the sole developer of Virtual Desktop, Guy Godin. Today Godin told UploadVR he’s cleared $3 million in gross revenue (that’s before Facebook’s cut of sales) on just the Oculus Quest standalone headset.

xMEMS Announces World's First Monolithic MEMS Speaker

Anand Tech

Speakers aren’t traditionally part of our coverage, but today’s announcement of xMEMS’ new speaker technology is something that everybody should take note of.

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Microsoft Exec Peggy Johnson to Take Over as CEO of Magic Leap

Road to VR

Peggy Johnson, Microsoft’s Executive VP of Business Development, is slated to take the reins as the new CEO of Magic Leap, effective August 1st.

Resolution Games Announces ‘Angry Birds VR’ Online Level Builder, ‘Wonderglade’ For Quest

VRScout

The summer of VR continues with two big announcements from Resolution Games. If you are a big fan of Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs —and why wouldn’t you be—then this is just the kind of news your looking for.

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Editorial: Iron Man VR Shows Why We Need PSVR 2 Sooner Rather Than Later

Upload VR

By now there’s probably more than enough snappy Tony Stark quotes immortalized by Robert Downey Jr. that you could make an entire review of Iron Man VR just lifting from the movies.