UK’s Central Bedfordshire College Launches New Immersive Training Institute

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A new immersive training facility and program, the Immersive Technology Institute (ITI), has been launched Luton, UK in a collaboration between Central Bedfordshire College (CBC) and AI and VR development firm AiSolve.

Immersive Analytics & Embodied Cognition

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At the IEEE VR conference this year, there was a pre-conference workshop about Immersive Analytics, which talked about how to use VR & multi-sensory interfaces to support analytical reasoning, decision making, and real-world analytics tasks by immersing users in their data.

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Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances

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There was an amazing projection-mapped , immersive theater piece at Sundance this year by Heartcorps called Riders of the Storyboard. The post Projection-mapped Immersive Theater Shows the Future of Live AR Performances appeared first on Road to VR.

CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

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CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. In a major new commitment to the medium, CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new journalism unit that aims to produce immersive VR content across multiple platforms and devices.

Valve Launches Free Steam Audio SDK Beta to Give VR Apps Immersive 3D Sound

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Realistic sound is an important but often underappreciated aspect of the immersion equation in VR. Basic stereo output works well enough for gaming on monitors, where the world is abstracted away from an immersive first-person view.

Prologue Immersive Introduces Spatialand VR Interface

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This year, Prologue Immersive has done just that — they have actualized an elegant, fully functional VR interface. A beautiful new design ecosystem; Spatialand is a revolutionary VR platform and toolset for enterprise, brands and consumers to create immersive content destinations. So what’s next for Prologue Immersive? Tagged with: prologue Immersive. VR Industry News prologue Immersive

Is Sound the Secret Sauce for Making Immersive Experiences?

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Audio plays a huge part in building truly immersive virtual experiences, so developing a way to realistically simulate the way that sound comes at you from different directions was a priority from the get-go, says HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman.

‘Skyrim VR’ Review – The Other Side of the Immersion Equation

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And while not without its flaws, Skyrim VR challenges that wisdom by bringing a heaping helping of a different sort of immersion. Immersion. There’s a number of unfortunate and seemingly obvious immersion missteps in the game.

Blending Immersive Theater & VR with ‘Draw Me Close’ by NFB and National Theatre

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The National Theatre has created an Immersive Storytelling Studio to better understand the practices, protocols, opportunities of how virtual and augmented reality technologies are creating new storytelling possibilities.

Dreamscape Immersive & Nickelodeon Partner on Location-Based VR

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The immersive free-roaming virtual experiences are the culmination of VR’s most current advanced technology, delivering arguably the most captivating and interactive adventures currently available to the public.

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Living Stories: What VR Can Learn from Immersive Theater

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So in 2012, Charlie founded The Future of Storytelling Summit to gather together the most cutting-edge innovators of telling immersive and interactive stories. The post Living Stories: What VR Can Learn from Immersive Theater appeared first on Road to VR.

Exclusive: Leap Motion Explores Ways to Make Controller-free Input More Intuitive and Immersive

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In a series of experiments, Leap Motion has been exploring how they can apply visual design to make controller-free input hand input more intuitive and immersive.

Reactive Content: The Future of Immersive Storytelling

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And how can we approach these questions in the context of immersive storytelling? Creating Customized Narratives In Immersive Content. For the first time in history, immersive storytellers have access to technology that will allow them to merge the reactive and affective elements of oral storytelling with the affordances of digital media. When I’m immersed in a story, I don’t want to have to pick up a controller or remote to select what’s going to happen next.

US Legislators Form VR-centric “Reality Caucus” to Guide Immersive Technology Policy

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Immersive technology business and thought leaders will be well-served by understanding the predilections of these U.S. Meanwhile, lobbyists advocating for the immersive technology sector can make an immediate impact by educating Caucus members on emerging privacy issues.

Watch: SuperChem VR is a Cool Virtual Lab for Fun and Immersive Learning

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We’ve seen a lot of application attempt to capture some of the potential VR enthusiasts of immersive computing know VR can deliver. The post Watch: SuperChem VR is a Cool Virtual Lab for Fun and Immersive Learning appeared first on Road to VR.

Google’s ‘Expeditions’ Initiative is Leading Innovation in the Future of Immersive Education

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Google’s overarching mission is to organize all of the world’s information, and so it’s a natural fit for the company to be one of the leading innovators for using VR for immersive education.

NVIDIA Shows How Physically-based Audio Can Greatly Enhance VR Immersion

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Positional audio for VR experiences—where noises sound as if they are coming from the correct direction—has long been understood as an important part of making VR immersive. But knowing which direction sounds are coming from is only one part of the immersive audio equation.

World’s Largest Cinema Chain, AMC, Leads $30M Investment to Bring VR to Movie Theaters

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AMC Theaters, the largest cinema chain worldwide, and largest in the United States, has announced a strategic investment in Dreamscape Immersive, a firm developing multi-user out-of-home VR attractions. – – — – – Dreamscape Immersive isn’t without competition.

SEA VR Rebrands as ‘Immerse Technology Summit’, Returns October 11th

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SEA VR , the largest VR conference in the Pacific Northwest, has renamed itself as the “Immerse Technology Summit,” and will be held this year on October 11th in Bellevue, Washington. The Immerse Technology Summit is hosted by Envelop VR and this will be the summit’s third year running.

This Interactive & Immersive Graphic Novel is Built From the Ground Up for VR

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Available for free on the Oculus store , Nanite Fulcrum presents viewers with a series of traditional comic pages to turn; the viewer is immersed in a fitting location for the tone of the story, which slowly fills with 3D ‘collectables’ to pick up and observe as the story progresses.

OSSIC CEO on Why the Future of Music is Immersive & Interactive

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OSSIC debuted their latest OSSIC X headphone prototype at CES this year with one of the best immersive audio demos that I’ve heard yet. The post OSSIC CEO on Why the Future of Music is Immersive & Interactive appeared first on Road to VR.

Simulating Crowds of Virtual Humans in Immersive Environments

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The IEEE VR conference held a new pre-conference workshop this year on Virtual Humans and Crowds for Immersive Environments. The post Simulating Crowds of Virtual Humans in Immersive Environments appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Envelop’ Launches Open Beta of Immersive Windows Desktop Platform for Vive and Rift

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The post ‘Envelop’ Launches Open Beta of Immersive Windows Desktop Platform for Vive and Rift appeared first on Road to VR. Envelop , the virtual reality desktop platform for Windows, has launched as a public beta for anyone with a Vive or Rift to enjoy. After announcing a $5.5

What Drives Us to Seek Out Immersive Experiences

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It comes down to understanding what drives consumers to seek out immersive experiences. Curious to understand how to apply human centered design thinking to innovate for the future of VR, I connected with IDEO’s leads on Immersive Experiences. Senior Design Lead Dav Raush, focuses on new product development in the space of immersive experiences, and holds a rich history in the film industry.

Vimeo 360 is a Revolution for Immersive Storytellers—Here’s How

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Lessons via 360 Video School to optimize immersive storytelling and workflows. This is a huge move for Vimeo, one that has huge implications for how immersive media is adopted by artists and mainstream audiences alike. News 360 Video School Immersive Storytelling Vimeo Vimeo 360

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Immersive Game Design Lessons from ‘Pokémon Go’

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Become the Virus in Zero Days VR: A Revolutionary Immersive Documentary

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The post Become the Virus in Zero Days VR: A Revolutionary Immersive Documentary appeared first on VRScout. I’m not sure what I was expecting to experience when I sat down to try Zero Days VR in Sundance’s VR Palace, but when I took the Oculus off, my mind was spinning.

The Magik Gallery Debut was a Landmark Event for Immersive Art

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The Magik Gallery exhibition on May 20 marked a turning point in how the general public and the art establishment will engage with immersive art. ” Clearly, Ochoa doesn’t view immersive technologies as flashy new toys, but rather tools for expanding our minds.

Adobe Premiere Pro Now Includes VR Editing Interface ‘Project CloverVR’

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Project CloverVR is optimised for editing immersive media within Premiere while wearing a VR headset. Not all ‘Sneaks’ make it to release, but Project CloverVR has, as it addresses a fundamental problem with editing 360 video or other immersive media in Premiere.

OSSIC & 3D Audio as the Next Frontier of Immersion

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There’s clearly a lot of demand for high-end, immersive audio for VR, and Jason’s vision for where he wants to see the future of spatialized audio go has started to be realized. The post OSSIC & 3D Audio as the Next Frontier of Immersion appeared first on Road to VR.

Microsoft ‘Holographic Shell’ Aims to Immerse You in Windows by 2017

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But what Microsoft have now demonstrated at IDF point toward a broader platform, one on which they’ll be encouraging developers of all immersive disciplines AR, VR an MR to build upon. In the case of the demonstration, floating 2D windows presented in an immersive 3D environment.

Hands-on: HTC’s New Vive Tracker Makes VR More Immersive With Specialized Accessories

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Gaming, training, and more benefit from the enhanced immersion that comes from wielding “real” tools, weapons, and instruments. When I finally squeezed the trigger, the haptic backpack I was wearing gave me a very satisfying rumble that added to the immersion.

ThinkGeek Fools Consumers With ‘VR Sensory Immersion Generator’

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But as the video progressed I quickly started to realize that geek culture retailer ThinkGeek’s latest product, the VR Sensory Immersion Generator , was in fact just an early April Fool’s joke. Put your HMD on and hand the Sensory Immersion Generator to a friend.

Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets

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And while those other less immersive accessories today cost over $500, most of the time requiring a new, expensive device, we’re announcing today that these Creators Update accessories will start at just $299.”

Ghostbusters: Dimension Showcases the Magic of The Void, The World’s Most Immersive VR Setup

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The post Ghostbusters: Dimension Showcases the Magic of The Void, The World’s Most Immersive VR Setup appeared first on UploadVR. When I was seven years old, I distinctly remember walking into my mother’s room and asking if I could form a Ghostbusters club. What would this club do?

Flying in VR: How Mindride’s Airflow Takes Immersion to the Next Level

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One of the most immersive VR flying experiences that I’ve had a chance to try so far is Mindride Airflow. The post Flying in VR: How Mindride’s Airflow Takes Immersion to the Next Level appeared first on Road to VR.

Top 8 Media Using 360° Videos for Immersive News Stories

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Immersive media is a collective term that incorporates 360-degree video, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and volumetric capture (includes both CGI and 3-D scanning).

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. The post On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo appeared first on Road to VR.

‘Vivepaper’ Is HTC’s Immersive Reading Experience That Mixes AR With VR

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Based on our recent talk with VP of content, Joel Breton, HTC has plenty of experiences in the works for its Vive VR headset across a wide range of categories. Though you probably wouldn’t have guessed it, one of those categories is virtual reading.

Sex In Virtual Reality Is Getting Even More Immersive in 2017

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The adult industry is undergoing a seismic shift as we transition away from the traditional towards a more immersive experience that is delivering a heightened level of intimacy unlike anything before,” said Claude Artonne, CEO of connected VR platform Terpon , who believes viewers will quickly get more used to being in the action themselves, experiencing everything first-hand.