Mexico Celebrates First VR Festival in Latin America

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Last month, more than 1,200 people participated in VR Fest MX , Mexico’s first international virtual reality festival, the first of its kind in Latin America and Spain. I haven’t seen an event like this one in Spanish, not even in Spain ” said Alcala in Mexico City.

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Artists Spread Inspirational Political Messages Through Geo-Located AR Art

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Found in areas throughout the United States, Mexico, and Egypt, with more locales to come, these eye-opening artworks have been placed in specific locations relevant to their message in terms of history, culture, or political significance.

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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Custom Tattoo Launches Interactive Sonic The Hedgehog AR Experience

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A man in Mexico City turns his first tattoo into a trigger for a prototype AR game. . Once Sabandija built his Sonic the Hedgehog AR scene, he headed over to Orion Tattoo in Mexico City where tattoo artist Ng Blackeye gave Sabandija his very first ink.

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Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short Film

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The ILMxLAB created world will immerse you in a border crossing journey between Mexico and the United States. The VR short film will follow a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the border between Mexico and the United States.

Iñárritu’s ‘Carne y Arena’ Just Won an Oscar

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Created in partnership with ILMxLAB and Iñárritu collaborator Emmanuel Lubezki, the installation combines physical space with the virtual landscape, giving participants a firsthand experience of being an immigrant attempting to cross the US-Mexico border. Mexico border.”.

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MLB ‘Home Run Derby VR’ Game to Land on PSVR and Vive This Spring

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While the list of ballparks featuring the out-of-home version isn’t public yet, the report holds that at least two demonstrations are confirmed; one in Puerto Rico for the Indians and Twins games in April and the other in Mexico for the Dodgers and Padres games in May.

Now You Can Have ‘Dolphin-Assisted Therapy’ in VR

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” Dolphin VR is the brainchild of artist Marijke Sjollema, who was captivated over two decades ago after she snorkeled beside a dolphin off Mexico’s coast in 1993. Dolphins meet virtual reality.

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Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short.

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The VR short film will follow a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the border between Mexico and the United States. Alejandro Inarritu and Legendary are Creating a VR Short Film Alejandro Inarritu is taking a big step into the world of virtual reality.

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Surgeon Chooses VR Over Sedatives For Patients

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A surgeon in Mexico City is ditching painkillers by bringing virtual reality into the operating room. Is virtual reality a powerful enough experience to distract humans from pain? Dr. Jose Luis Mosso Vazquez seems to think so.

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Can VR Help Smokers Quit?

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VR is being used to help a variety of conditions from pain management to eye disorders , and now a Kickstarter based in Mexico City is looking to help smokers curb the habit. Virtual therapy for smokers might be an app and headset away.

Meta Forced to Furlough After Chinese Lead Backs Out of New Investment

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Over the last year the US has imposed tariffs on products from China, Mexico, Canada and the EU in an effort to make international goods less competitive in favor of domestic ones, according to BBC.

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Earth Day: Now You Can Surf With a Legend in VR

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Ritter surfed frequently in Baja and mainland Mexico during his days as a student at UC Santa Barbara, and continued on to travel to many remote and unexplored oceanic landscapes.

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Magic Leap One Motion Controller Appears in FCC Filing, Suggesting 2018 Launch

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The filing also reveals that Control is assembled in Mexico.

VR Movie Carne y Arena Wins A Special Oscar

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Making its debut at the Cannes Film Festival last May (and announced over a year ago), the film follows the journey of a group of immigrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border, a topic of great contention in the current political climate. Currently you can see the piece at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Fondazione Prada in Milan, and Tlatelolco Cultural Center in Mexico City, and it will soon debut in China.

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Become a Resistance Mechanic in this New Star Wars VR Experience

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Developed by ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm, the Nissan-sponsored experience will be available soon on the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR at select dealerships throughout the US, Mexico, and Canada. ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm, and Nissan team up to launch Star Wars: Droid Repair Bay in select dealerships.

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Google Partnership Makes It Possible To Visit Ancient Monuments In VR

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Other locations in the Internet-powered exhibition include Al Azem Palace in Damascus, Syria, and the Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico. Google is partnering with non-profit CyArk so anyone can visit ancient monuments and temples, many of which are at risk of being damaged, or, in some cases, have already been devastated. One example available now is a temple in Bagan, Myanmar, that was damaged in a 2016 earthquake.

Send HTC Your Idea for a Vive Accessory and Win a Free HTC Vive

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The Vive’s Lighthouse tracking system is an impressive piece of tech, considering it boasts sub-millimeter, 3D room-scale positional tracking for a VR headset and hand controllers using lasers.

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Oculus Brings Rift to 90 Libraries in California for Public Access VR

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Oculus has announced a pilot program to place 100 Rifts and Oculus Ready PCs in 90 libraries throughout the state of California, from the Oregon border down to Mexico.

New ‘Star Wars’ VR Experience from ILMxLab to Debut in … Car Dealerships

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Developed for HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR, the experience is coming soon to select Nissan dealerships in the US, Mexico, and Canada.

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A Look at Doug Liman’s VR Scripted Series ‘Invisible’

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Just last week, the acclaimed director Alejandro Inarritu announced teaming up with Legendary and ILMxLAB to begin filming a VR short that follows a group of immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the United States.

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Google Working on VR Short Film With ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez

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Like Book of Life , which was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2015, Son of Jaguar is set in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead. The new animated VR film will be part of Google Spotlight Stories.

How To Watch The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Live In VR

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Here’s the live US event schedule of the available matches: June 17: 2018 FIFA World Cup (Germany vs. Mexico) from FOX Sports – 8:00 am PT. Immersing yourself in football’s biggest tournament has never been easier as leading media providers bring VR live streaming to the masses.

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Lowe’s Unveils VR Clinic For DIY Home Improvement

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Hopefully the program proves to be a cost-effective tool in home improvement training and spreads to more Lowe’s locations across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Learn all the blue-collar skills you’ll need to tackle that scary home project.

Welcome to Virtual Reality Ad Units

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It’s what you might expect for 360 video news segment, letting you take off from the USS Eisenhower carrier, slackline in Arizona, and fly high in a hot air balloon for New Mexico’s annual festival. USA Today launches branded VR news show with a 360° video ad.

Final Cut Pro X Arrives With 360 VR Video Editing

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Their latest 360° VR project for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line lets customers explore exotic locations like Tuscany , Venice , Jamaica , and Cozumel, Mexico. View your 360° video projects in realtime on a HTC Vive.

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Felix & Paul Studios And Cirque du Soleil’s New Through The Masks Of LUZIA Launches Today

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The change in viewer size has a brilliant effect on how each scene feels, and offers another reason for viewers of Cirque du Soleil’s LUZIA A Walking Dream of Mexico show, to also experience the complementary 360 content.

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Art Collective Supported By George R.R. Martin Gets Into VR

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million in renovations for the space that Meow Wolf occupies in New Mexico, as detailed on NPR. Art is powerful. With so many ways to express the human imagination through creative skill, it is encouraging to see VR become an impactful canvas for creators.

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Pixar’s VR Debut Takes You Into The Stunning World of ‘Coco’

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Explore new worlds with friends in this jaw dropping Pixar VR experience. Disney Pixar’s first ever VR experience, Coco VR , isn’t just a game or VR experience with a story unfolding around you as the observer.

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Reuniting Undocumented Immigrant Families with VR

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” So far, the Family Reunions Project has helped bring together 15 families in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador and Brazil, thanks to grants from organizations such as Culture Strike , FUSE and the Tribeca Film Institute.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman, The Revenant) CARNE y ARENA comes to LACMA in LA and it’s a masterpiece.

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Translating to flesh and sand, the experience puts you in the shoes of a of an immigrant making the crossing illegally from Mexico into the United States. 8/1/17 - LOS ANGELES - Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s (Birdman, The Revenant) CARNE y ARENA comes to LACMA in LA and it’s a masterpiece.

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Palmer Luckey Defends Himself and Oculus on Reddit

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Trump wishes to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it vs. Palmer has brought Virtual Reality to the masses for the price of a decent TV. Palmer Luckey is back on Reddit again. This time defending himself and Oculus against several irritate Redditors.

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USA Today’s VR News Show Premieres With 3 High-Flying Adventures

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Lastly, we’re transported to a slightly more calm event at the world’s largest hot-air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. USA Today revealed that they have taken to the skies in the debut episode of their virtual reality news show, VRtually There.

The Women of AR+VR: Ones to Watch

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Originally from Mexico, Daniela graduated from the Royal College of Art, where the idea for Gravity Sketch was formed. 8 women you should be following in augmented and virtual reality. By Emily Friedman.

Using VR as a Tool to Cultivate Compassion with Condition One

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Factory Farm is the most graphic and intense experience I’ve ever had in VR in that it shows the slaughter of two pigs as they go through a factory farm in Mexico.

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‘We Wait’ Is The First BBC Production For The Oculus Store, And It Is Free

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2016 has been a busy year in VR for the BBC, as it started to figure out what role the medium will play in its future by releasing a range of 360 and VR projects exploring the boundaries of the new medium.

Las Vegas Strip’s Big Apple roller coaster has a new VR experience option

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VR Coaster has designed such experiences for more than 30 rides around the world, including coasters at multiple Six Flags locations throughout the US and Mexico. The New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has teamed up with German company VR Coaster to add a virtual reality experience to its Big Apple roller coaster starting Feb. This development will make the 4,777-foot long Big Apple coaster the longest in the world to be equipped with VR.

First Oscar for VR Installantion Goes to Alejandro G. Inarritu

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Mexico border.”. The Board Of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted a special honorary Oscar (statuette) to director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s extraordinary virtual reality installation Carne y Arena. It’s the first Academy Award presented to a work in the medium of virtual reality, one of less than two dozen special Oscars to ever be awarded, and the first to be given out since Toy Story, in 1995.

Take a AR Screenshot Photo with FC Bayern Stars

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This augmented reality feature offers fans a playful, unique and immersive opportunity to get closer to the team they love whether they are based in Munich, New York or Mexico,” Stefan Mennerich, the director of media, digital and communications for Bayern Munich, said in a statement. FC Bayern has launched an Augmented Reality feature that enables fans to create a mixed reality experience with its star players.

The hey I got food poisoning and could not make it to Augmented World Expo today. Here is a list of the fun things going on.

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Europe and China to explore local candidates including Mexico City, Lisbon, Adelaide, Rome, Dubai and Tel Aviv.

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Uber’s Competitor Didi Chuxing Rauses $4B more for AI

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Earlier this month, the company reported that they are expanding to Mexico in the first quarter next year. China’s Didi Chuxing, the country’s ride-hailing giant , said today that it has raised $4 billion in new capital to proceed with their international expansion. In that way, they are posing a direct challenge to its U.S. rival Uber in its efforts to branch out overseas. Just eight months ago, the company raised $5.5 billion, and in 2016 they raised raised $7.3

VR Playhouse is at Sundance - Days 4 & 5: Party On!

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But we pulled it together to go see the premiere of this lovely, quiet little film directed by Diego Luna about a father and daughter (Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph) on a road trip through Mexico to deliver the father’s prized hog to a buyer.

BBC striving to bring VR to the mainstream via new studio

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The BBC’s previous VR efforts have included We Wait, addressing the global refugee crisis; The Turning Forest, a fairy tale based in a magical forest; and Trafficked, a 360-degree documentary regarding human trafficking in Mexico. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced ambitious plans to expand the scope of their VR content production. The broadcaster says that it has now formed a studio dedicated to virtual reality, enabling it to build upon its previous VR content.