IMAX Shutters VR Experience Centre in New York, No New VR Investment in 2019

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Now, the company has shut down their last remaining New York location, and has said they won’t be investing any more into VR during 2019. As reported by Variety , IMAX says the closure at AMC Kips Bay in New York comes as the conclusion of a pilot test.

New York Times Releases Holographic Experience Starring Ashley Graham

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Celebrate New York Fashion Week with a volumetric AR runway show featuring model and activist, Ashley Graham. You can Watch Ashley’s hologram hit the runway now on The New York Times app available on iOS & Android. Image Credit: The New York Times / Graham Roberts.

New York Times Uses AR To Tell Story Of Thailand Cave Rescue

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The New York Times visualizes the extremely dangerous conditions Thailand Cave rescuers dealt with during the rescue of the Wild Boars soccer team using AR. This isn’t the first AR experience for the New York Times. Image Credit: The New York Times.

IMAX Down To Four VR Centers With New York Closure

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Variety last week confirmed that the company’s center at the AMC Kips Bay cinema in New York, which was the first location to launch inside a multiplex theater, had closed down. Back in August IMAX also shut down its other New York location as well as one in Shanghai, China.

New York Times Halloween Edition Uses Augmented Reality Bugs to Scare & Educate

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Our national month-long celebration of all things creepy and crawly comes to a climax on Wednesday with Halloween and will end with Día de Muertos on Friday, so now is the ideal time for the The New York Times to publish a mildly chilling augmented reality story for children.

New York City Invests in AR/VR Incubator to Bolster City’s Jobs, Tech Talent

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In the Bronx, CUNY (City University of New York) Lehman College’s VR/AR Training Academy and Development Lab will prepare students for careers in the virtual and augmented reality sectors. The announcement says the incubator will provide the following: Support New Ventures.

Microsoft HoloLens Art Project Turns New York into an Undersea Dystopia

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The latest example of this comes in the form of a new AR art installation called "Unmoored,", which transforms New York City's Time Square into an underwater environment.

The New York Times Now Publishing Daily 360° Videos

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The New York Times and Samsung have partnered up to launch The Daily 360 , delivering at least one 360° video every day on the publisher’s properties. The footage was shot by New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Tyler Hicks and Times Middle East correspondent Ben Hubbard.

The New York Times Used Thousands Of Old Photos To Recreate Olympic Stadiums In VR

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New York Times Launches 360° Series With Hollywood’s Best Actors

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” Following last years mesmerizing 360° series Take Flight , The New York Times is at it again with their annual celebration of Hollywood’s best performers, this time bringing us nine film-noir style 360 videos in a series titled Great Performers.

The New York Times Continues To Pivot Hard Into Virtual Reality With Ad Agency Buyout

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Nat Geo Built a Mars VR Theme Park in New York

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In advance of their new Mars docu-series that premieres November 14, Nat Geo created a red planet habitat on an empty downtown Manhattan lot last month. The post Nat Geo Built a Mars VR Theme Park in New York appeared first on VRScout.

‘The Unspoken’ Was Originally an Open World Console Game Called ‘Wizards of New York’

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In an interview with UploadVR, Price revealed that The Unspoken was originally conceived by his team as an open world console game called Wizards of New York. Tagged with: insomniac , ted price , The Unspoken , wizards of new york.

New York Times Posting VR Videos Each Weekday With ‘The Daily 360’

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Various publications, print or non-print, have learned that 360-degree video is a beneficial platform that brings a new flavor to reporting. With the tag line “To understand the world, see it from every angle” and a declaration to bring a new video every weekday, NYT presents The Daily 360.

New York Times AR Coverage of Guatemala Volcano Disaster Shows AR Isn't Ready for Breaking News

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The latest augmented reality feature from The New York Times gives readers a close-up view of the damage left behind by the eruption of Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala earlier this month.

New York Times Hitchhikes on NASA's Mission to Mars via Augmented Reality

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In the latest installment in its burgeoning augmented reality journalism practice, The New York Times is bringing its readers closer to Mars and NASA's latest spacecraft set to travel to the red planet.

New York Times Leads Readers on an AR Journey Through the Cave That Trapped the Thai Soccer Team

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To show just how perilous the largely unchartered cave was, The New York Times has transported its readers into an augmented reality recreation of several of the Tham Luang Cave's openings.

New York City Mayor Wants To Be The “Global Hub” For VR/AR With Newly Funded Lab

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Coinciding with the growth of the augmented and virtual reality industries, there are tons of new job opportunities. New companies spawned by the tech will be welcoming new employees and established companies will be welcoming new faces as they tackle the new opportunities VR and AR afford their businesses. In New York, the current Mayor has laid out a plan to create 10,000 jobs for middle-class citizens.

Funding Roundup: Fake Love Gets Acquired by New York Times &.

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Funding Roundup: Fake Love Gets Acquired by New York Times & Pinscreen Raises $1.8M The New York Times is acquiring an experiential agency known as Fake Love , which specializes in virtual and augmented reality.

New York Finally Confirmed For Marvel Powers United VR

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Yes, downtown New York City will be available in the game when it launches next week. Any Marvel fans knows that New York is where most of the heroes like to hang their hat, so it’s great to see it finally confirmed for the game. Also confirmed today is Attlian, the kingdom of the Inhumans, ruled over by Black Bolt, which has at times hovered over New York itself.

Vivid Vision And University Of New York Partner To Treat Lazy Eye With VR

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Vivid Vision, a company using VR to treat sight disorders, today announced a partnership with The State Universtiy of New York to push its work in lazy eye treatment forward. Eye-tracking is set to play a crucial part in the VR industry in the new few years. On the surface this technology will allow for new features like virtual avatars with realistic eye movement and foveated rendering.

VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017

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The exhibition featured the best and brightest in experimental new media, which naturally included several artists utilizing virtual reality for their innovative projects. The post VR Gets Experimental At Moving Image New York 2017 appeared first on VRScout.

Lionsgate Bringing 7 Minute Preview of ‘John Wick VR’ to New York Comic Con

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Now, Starbreeze and Lionsgate have announced that the most substantial peek at the title, entitled John Wick Chronicles: An Eye for an Eye, will be given at next week’s New York Comic Con where show attendees will get to go hands on with the HTC Vive version.

Hands-on With IMAX VR in New York

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IMAX and AMC unveiled the second IMAX VR Center at AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City – we covered the first center, which opened in LA, back in February. Afterward trying a few of the games, we got a chance to speak with IMAX’s Lister about this new center and IMAX VR in general. This House of the Dead-light shooter isn’t as intense as one might expect, but it was a nice enough to warrant checking out if you’re interested in the new Mummy film.

Watch New York Fashion Week in Virtual Reality

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Then you will know New York Fashion Week runs through September 14. If you are a watcher of fashion, a reader of GQ or any female. However, what you may not know, is the event has long been not only fashionable but very techy too.

Highlights From New York City’s Upcoming VR In The Sky Event

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Different markets are catering to these new experiences to varying degrees and New York continues to make significant efforts. One example of the increased exposure in New York City is VR In The Sky, a two-day event focused on the ads, brands, and media communities in the city.

IMAX VR’s New York Center Launches With Star Wars Experiences

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IMAX’s latest VR center just opened in New York, just in time for Star Wars fans to jump into their favorite universe. The New York center is located at the Regal E-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX in Times Square and features two pods where moviegoers can take part in single and multiplayer experiences.

Google Debuts VR Tour of New York’s Famous Festive Store Windows

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There are very few places more spectacular than New York City during the holidays. That’s why Google’s new Window Wonderland app is one my favorite virtual reality experience currently available.

IMAX LA VR Theater Sees 20,000 Visitors, New Location Coming To New York

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Encouraged by this success, IMAX is reportedly planning to launch additional VR centers in other key markets including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, and a second LA location. These companies need to find new experiences that can only happen at their locations and VR could be a strong motivator. IMAX is continuing to explore location-based virtual reality as a compliment to its large-screen cinema experiences.

XR For Change 2018 Highlights Progressive VR And AR In New York Next Month

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Next month will see VR and AR developers come together to highlight progressive uses of both technologies at the 2018 XR for Change Summit in New York City. That includes Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Director, Kamal Sinclair, who will discuss the pitfalls and benefits of working with these new platforms, and UNICEF Innovation VR & Event Lead, Chris Szymczak, who will discuss the charity’s work in VR and AR.

Oculus Go Dev Kit Images Show the Headset to Be Near Consumer-ready

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image courtesy Reddit user ‘Bekris’ The box art advertises a number of apps including Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Fox Sports VR, The New York Times, and Discovery VR.

VR Lands on the Floor in NAB Show New York Expansion

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Too hot to ignore any longer, virtual reality will occupy ample real estate this fall at the NAB show in New York. The post VR Lands on the Floor in NAB Show New York Expansion appeared first on VRJournal. Featured VR Industry and Technology NAB New York NAB Show New York

Lionsgate and Starbreeze to showcase highly anticipated John Wick Chronicles VR game during New York Comic Con

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Lionsgate and Starbreeze will showcase their highly anticipated, newly titled first-person action shooter VR game, John Wick Chronicles, during New York Comic Con, October 6–9, 2016.

Why The New York Times Sent it’s Readers 1.3 Million Google.

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Las Vegas Now Home To World’s Longest VR Roller Coaster

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However, this iconic saying could be on its way out the door thanks to a new attraction everyone will be spilling the beans about. ” The Big Apple Coaster is open to the public now at the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada.

VR World Brings an Open Buffet of 50+ VR Experiences to the Heart of NYC

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VR World NYC is a new VR arcade that opened on June 24th in New York City right next to the Empire State Building. News Voices of VR Podcast VR Arcade VR Podcasts imax vr New York City nyc vr arcade vr world

New York City Doubles Down on Tech-Focused Jobs, Plans Launch of Virtual and Augmented Reality Hub.

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Experience the Winter Olympics in Augmented Reality

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The New York Times unveils its new AR experience for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The New York Times just debuted its first augmented reality experience: a preview piece for the Winter Olympics Click To Tweet.

The VOID Opens Mixed-Reality Location in Dubai

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Alibaba Teases VR Shopping Experience

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The user mistakenly chooses one of the images and drops into a lowrider traveling through New York City, eventually ending up in a Macy’s department store. This prompts a new layer to pop up on the VR interface, showing all angles of the purse, price, and purchase options.

VR Manga Is The Immersive Storytelling You Didn’t Know You Wanted

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Japanese company Square Enix is looking to broaden the VR storytelling conversation by bringing 3 genres together into one incredible VR experience with Project Hikari: Tales of the Wedding Rings , which made its US debut at New York Comic Con.

The Void Upgrades Display, Aims For 20 Installations This Year

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Try Google’s Daydream View VR Headset at their NY Pop-Up Shop

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But if you’re in the New York area and want to try the headset before you buy it in retailers like Verizon and Best Buy, you can stop by Google’s pop-up shop in the heart of SoHo. News Daydream Daydream View Google New York