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.

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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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.

Immersive Computing Platform ‘Envelop VR’ Begins Closed Beta Program

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Envelop VR want to pull your every day computing environment into the virtual realm as the company launch their first closed beta for what they describe as “an immersive computing platform that brings the best out of your PC while in Virtual Reality.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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

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.

Immersive Game Design Lessons from ‘Pokémon Go’

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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 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.”

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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‘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.

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.

Join Us In LA For Virtual Reality And Dance: An Immersive Exploration

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In celebration of National Dance Day 2017, Upload LA is hosting an immersive exploration of the intersection between dance and virtual reality. Combine the two together for a powerful, full-body immersive experience. Join us for an evening of dance showcases , 360 films, VR music demos, a sound bath, live immersive visuals, and – of course – dance. Learn more about Virtual Reality and Dance: An Immersive Experience.

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.

‘Apex’ is the Next Immersive Music Video from the Creator of the Acclaimed ‘Surge’

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The post ‘Apex’ is the Next Immersive Music Video from the Creator of the Acclaimed ‘Surge’ appeared first on Road to VR. Arjan van Meerten, the indie 3D artist and musician behind the widely acclaimed Surge VR music video, has confirmed Apex as his next project.

Grab Tickets For The Art of VR, A Festival Celebrating Immersive Tech

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Expos, festivals, and conventions centered on immersive technology continue to grow in number and importance. The majority of them focus on breaking new advancements in VR/AR tech or showing the new experiences on the horizon, but a few exist just to appreciate the artistic aspect of the industry. The VR Society is putting on such an event with The Art of VR , a celebration of art and technology taking place in New York on June 22-23.

What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies

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Now, let’s consider the key takeaways related to AR, VR and 360 ° content and review how they will influence the mass market adoption of those immersive technologies. The post What F8 2017 Means for Mass Market Adoption of Immersive Technologies appeared first on VRScout.

‘Evangelion: VR’ Experience Immerses With a Motion Sim Cockpit and HTC Vive

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The experience promises to let players “experience the thrill of the Eva activation sequence, including LCL immersion, A10 nerve synchronization, and sync ratio measurement,” core parts of the show’s fictional technology.

Ford, AMD, High Fidelity to present at Immerse

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Press release: THE IMMERSE SUMMIT RETURNS ON TUES. 11TH AS THE LARGEST IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE & EXPO IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Now in its 3rd year, IMMERSE (Formerly SEA-VR) will bring together all... News VR & AR

Oscar Winning 360 Video Expert Teaches You How To Shoot Better Immersive Films

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Last night at the Upload Collective in San Francisco, the Nokia Ozo team hosted a masterclass for 360-degree filmmakers. The class was also live streamed using a four camera Ozo setup. Students at the class were able to benefit from the expert teachings of Alex Henning.

This Couple Spent 48 Hours Together Immersed In VR

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We’re far from having devices comfortable or immersive enough to truly warrant such a thing, but a couple decided to test the limits anyway.

Is Everest VR the Most Immersive VR Experience?

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In just a few weeks, the world of Virtual Reality Experiences (VRX) is going to get super immersive add-on. The post Is Everest VR the Most Immersive VR Experience? The first fully featured, 1.5

SIGGRAPH 2017: Optitrack Reveals Tracking Puck For Full-Body VR Immersion

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When I tried the latest installation of The VOID earlier this year in Utah I encountered what I think is likely the pinnacle of immersion possible in 2017, with one major limit. The VOID’s system is wireless and its relatively lightweight backpack PC actually enhances immersion because it fits with a narrative they concocted of becoming a fully equipped Ghostbuster.

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The Immersive Industry Moves Closer to Universal Access as Steam Announces OSVR Support

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The Nintendo Entertainment system launched in 1985 with less than 20 titles for consumers to choose from. This year the world’s first high-end consumer virtual reality headsets launched and there are already hundreds of different apps, games and experiences available for them. Finding content is not an issue for today’s VR customer. What is a problem is the quality of and access to said content.