The Knight Foundation launches $750,000 initiative for immersive technology for the arts

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ConcertCue – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Project lead: Eran Egozy | Cambridge, Massachusetts | @EEgozy , @MIT , @ArtsatMIT , @MIT_SHASS. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is looking for pitches on how to enhance and augment traditional creative arts through immersive technologies.

Where Do We Go From Here?

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Ed Markey won his primary in Massachusetts earlier this month, he had a message : “The age of incrementalism is over.” After Sen. Read more. wildfire season is year round now california oregon washington forest

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This Perfectly Flat Fisheye Lens Could Help Shave Down Camera Bumps

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However, engineers at MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell have figured out a way to make a fisheye lens … Read more. Fisheye lenses make for some cool photos, but their most distinctive feature is that the glass is curved.

Too Much Licorice Stopped Man’s Heart and Killed Him, Doctors Say

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A Massachusetts man’s fateful switch to licorice candy seems to have sent him to an early grave.

Magic Leap Highlights Award-Winning Augmented Reality Apps Revealed at Reality Virtually Hackathon

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17 to 21 at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With Magic Leap One approaching six months since launch, Magic Leap is fully focused on building a content ecosystem and developer community. The company's latest endeavor in engaging developers was sponsorship of the Reality Virtually Hackathon, which took place Jan. Now, Magic Leap has released a highlight reel that gives the public a peek at the fruits of their endeavor.

Isaias Shows Our ‘Dinosaur Energy System’ Isn’t Ready for Climate Change

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In Massachusetts, National Grid estimates some may not have their utilities back on until Saturday afternoon. It’s been two days since Hurricane Isaias swept over the East Coast, but thousands of people are still without power.

MIT Media Lab Hosts 2017 VR/AR Hackathon

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If you plan to be in the Boston, Massachusetts area in early October, the MIT Media Lab invites you to join the Reality Virtually Hackathon taking place October 6 – 9, 2017.

W. Mass. group offer free HTC Vive, Gear VR demos

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If you are located near Northampton, Massachusetts, or plan to swing by, Northampton Community Television is offering free public virtual reality demos using the HTC Vive and Gear VR headsets. Stop by the NCTV facilities at 380... Briefs Gear VR HTC Vive Northampton

Elizabeth Warren hid some inspiring Easter eggs in her Democratic convention speech

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Warren, a former teacher with " the energy of a mother of five boys who all play a different sport ," delivered her brief address from Square One early childhood education center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and aptly focused on education and childcare.

Political ad goes viral for actually being inspiring (and deeply Boston)

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Then there's Massachusetts Sen. Typically, political ads follow familiar beats. There are the dark attack ads with an ominous narrator. There are the somewhat cheesy ads touting the candidate's record. Ed Markey's new ad, which feels like a three-minute trailer for a Scorsese film.

Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has much. Virtual reality is on the right track in Boston — and we mean that literally. The post Virtual Reality’s Been Working on the Railroad appeared first on VRJournal. Featured Mobile Industry News VR Industry and Technology Boston Keolis Trains

VRChat, Rec Room, Vacation Simulator Confirmed For Oculus Quest

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With PAX East set to kick-off tomorrow in Boston, Massachusetts, Oculus appears to be taking advantage of the calm before the storm and teasing a brand new selection of Oculus Quest games players can expect at launch sometime this spring. Oculus teases a new heap of Quest launch titles ahead of PAX East. As part of their ongoing ‘Quest Countdown’ campaign, Oculus is in full hype mode as the company continues to reveal new launch titles for their upcoming Oculus Quest standalone headset.

ICE won't ban international students taking online classes after colleges, Big Tech push back

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Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the government agencies after they announced on July 6 that foreign students taking online only classes would have to leave the country or transfer to a new school with in-person learning. International students, and the universities where they study, can breathe a little easier.

3D Printing In AR Using A Robotic Assistant

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RoMA: Interactive Fabrication with Augmented Reality and a Robotic Printer was penned by Huaishu Peng, Cornell information science doctoral student; alongside computer science master’s student Jimmy Briggs, computer science doctoral student Cheng-Yao Wang, information science professor Francois Guimbretiere, University of Central Florida’s Joseph Kider, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Stefanie Mueller, and Hasso Plattner Institute’s Patrick Baudisch.

Rendever Announces Addition of EnvisionHome Solution to VR Experience Platform

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One such partnership with the City of Boston Massachusetts allowed residents of senior care facilities to virtually attend the2019 Patriots Super Bowl parade. For the last couple of years, Rendever has sought to improve the lives of those in elder-care communities through VR experiences.

Google And Labster Are Making VR Labs For Students

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Arizona State University’s online Biological Sciences course already started offering these virtual labs earlier this month, and it’s soon to arrive in courses at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and McMaster University, with more sites across the US and Europe coming soon. Google is already taking classrooms around the world on virtual field trips , but now it’s bringing students into VR laboratories too.

Iowa State Athletics Will Use A Concussion-Detecting VR Headset

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Developed by SyncThink , a Boston, Massachusetts-based neuro-technology company, EyeSink is a portable VR headset that uses built-in eye-tracking technology to detect and identify signs of a concussion in less than a minute. The eye-tracking headset will be used on the sidelines to detect signs of player concussions in real-time.

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MIT ‘Reality Hack’ XR Hackathon Runs From January 16-20

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If you’re in Massachusetts, you can go and see all the hard work that comes out of the hackathon yourself. MIT is hosting an event called the MIT ‘Reality Hack XR Hackathon between the 16th and 20th of January. The event is aimed at bringing people who work, study or are interested in VR and AR, requiring them to collaborate and compete in workshops over a 3-day hackathon, after which their work will be judged at a public expo.

MIT’s MoVR Uses Millimeter Waves For Wireless PC-Based VR

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ‘s (MIT’s) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is working on its own wireless system that cuts the cord for PC VR, named MoVR. Wireless PC-based VR may not be as far off as we’d previously thought with the reveal of TPCAST’s upgrade kit for the HTC Vive, and other solutions may be coming soon too.

Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

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” A pilot version of Holoroom How To is currently open to the public at the Lowe’s in Framingham, Massachusetts, but in the coming weeks several other installations will be launching at Lowe’s in Burlington, Canada and RONA, a subsidiary of Lowe’s Big Box, in Beloeil, Québec. Learn all the blue-collar skills you’ll need to tackle that scary home project.

VRemedy Wants To Solve VR’s Movement Problem

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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based developer VRemedy Labs aims to solve this problem. Teleportation is quickly becoming the standard VR movement, even in games where it’s not appropriate. Motion sickness remains an unsolved problem, so jumping from location to location is the best option available. It might work for some experiences, but it can undermine the mood and setting of a game like Skyrim, where exploration is a major feature.

MIT Researchers Test Autonomous Drones Using VR Training Grounds

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Thankfully, a handful of brilliant minds over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have begun developing a new process of VR-based testing that could save manufacturers hundreds of thousands in shattered hardware. Researchers at MIT are using VR to train autonomous drones in safer, less expensive environments. Commercial drone use has skyrocketed over the last four years.

AR 101?—?A brief summary (Part 1)

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70s : Group of researchers at different organizations, such as NASA, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of North Carolina, continued research in computer graphics and virtual reality (Krevelen, 2010). Source AR 101?—?A A brief summary (Part 1) What is Augmented Reality? What are its features basic? What are some of Augmented Reality problems and challenges? Augmented Reality?—?Definition, Definition, Basic features, Problems and Challenges by fernanda rodríguez.

VirZOOM Partners With AMD to Bring VR Fitness Bikes to Locations Across the Globe

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VirZOOM was founded in early 2015 by Eric Janszen and Eric Malafeew in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Pedaling a stationary bike is kind of a sad metaphor for life: try as you may, you’re never going anywhere. But thanks to virtual reality, there might be an exercise machine coming to your local gym or arcade that promises to gamify what many people not only find to be an existential commentary on their personal failings, but also a painfully boring experience.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Massachusetts. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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Man Loses Over 50 Pounds Using A Virtual Reality Bicycle

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A man in Cambridge, Massachusetts has lost over 50 pounds through the use of a virtual reality bicycle. William Brierly is 36-years-old. He works on marketing and public relations for a VR startup known as VirZoom. VirZoom has created a combined hardware/software product that syncs virtual reality experiences to your efforts on a stationary bicycle.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

VR Helps Shape Future US & German Urban Transportation Policies

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Earlier this year applied research institute Fraunhofer IAO and Hessischer Rundfunk from Germany in collaboration with (among others) the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Senseable City Lab presented a future vision of urban transportation.

Facebook Acquires FacioMetrics To Add ‘Fun Effects’ To Photos and Videos

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Users of FacioMetrics’ technology span the academic and tech industry worlds and include Lightricks, Anki, Meograph, University of Kentucky, Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a “leading social networking company” — perhaps Facebook? Facebook acquired face recognition technology provider FacioMetrics to beef up the social network giant’s photo and video capabilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Magic Leap’s John Gaeta talks about the future of cinema, storytelling and mixed reality

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At the same time I was living in Greenwich Village and I had some talented friends working in the advertising sector, making things like stop-motion animation for advertising… and these friends told me that a new studio was being built in Massachusetts by Douglas Trumbull. One of the best moments ever at View Conference 2018 , has been when I was able to interview John Gaeta.

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms. How is it possible to do it at scale? .

Vuforia 7 Helps AR Blend Into Real Life

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Jay Wright, president of Needham, Massachusetts-based Vuforia said that Vuforia 7 has something called “ground plane,” which enables developers to create planes that fit into the real world and help easily identify where in a scene an AR object can be placed. Augmented reality tech company Vuforia is announcing a new version of its augmented reality platform that enables more seamless integration of AR into real-world environments.

The Essential VR Horror This Halloween

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Take a trip back to the sweet year of 1993, in Willahauk, Massachusetts. Halloween is nearly upon us…what better way to get your thrills than in full VR immersion? . It’s no surprise that VR can pack a whole lot of scary punch. After all, some of the most memorable VR experiences are the ones designed to test your limits.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality’s Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. CONTACT US. Name *. First. Job Title * Email *.

The 2017 Virtual Reality Conference and Expo Schedule

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Boston, Massachusetts. 2016 could be considered the official introduction of virtual reality to the world and many industries have either embraced the technology at varying levels or simply started paying attention to movements within the industry. 2017 is going to be a pivotal year for the technology’s growth and there will be many events welcoming VR as an auxiliary experience or fully focusing on the potential of the immersive tech.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

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At EduTECH Asia 2018 this week in Singapore, EON Reality spent two full days speaking, promoting, and demonstrating the latest updates to the AVR Platform to the thousands of education and technology professionals in attendance.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Sony’s Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Richard Marks

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He received a Bachelor of Science in avionics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in the field of underwater robotics from Stanford University. Everyone in the VR industry can envision a world in the next 10 years that’s radically changed by virtual reality. From healthcare, education, social, training, cinema, gaming, and more, VR has a lot of Killer Use-cases.

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