#BuildTheFuture Immersive Collaborative Environments

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The Wild , a start-up from Portland, Oregon has just announced an integration with UK-based Igloo Vision to open up new avenues for collaboration and experiential design review for teams working in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC).

Drifting champion tackles Goodwood with VR, 5G and one tiny startup’s tech

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Donning a Samsung VR headset, Gittin was controlling the vehicle miles away from the Goodwood arena using a teleoperation system developed by Portland, Ore., The startup recently remotely controlled a vehicle at Goodwood from its offices in Portland, Ore., Stunt driver Vaughn Gittin Jr.

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Frontdoor Acquires XR Start Up Streem

Charlie Fink

The two year old Portland-based XR startup empowers home service pros and consumers using see-what-I-see technology and computer vision

PIXO VR demos new emergency responder training platform


The platform was demonstrated during the Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions at Concordia University Portland, Oregon, earlier this month. Education News Virtual Reality (VR) VR World Concordia University Portland emergency responder emergency response Emerging Technologies Symposium for Emergency Solutions industrial training PIXO VR safety training Sean Hurwitz Training

Facebook Purchases Echo VR Developer Ready At Dawn


While it’s true Facebook has purchased the entirety of the team, Ready at Dawn will continue to work independently out of its original offices in Irvine, California and Portland, Oregon; the only different being that they now have the full support of both Facebook and Oculus Studios.

COVID-19 VR Training With Virus-Free Headsets


The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

‘The Wild’ Is A Platform For Collaborative 3D Design In VR & AR


The magic of being human is connecting in spaces,” Paez said over a crowd of attendees at Portland’s local monthly Design Reality conference September 24th. Powered by VR, The Wild’s cross-platform 3D design platform works much like Google Docs.

Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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South Portland, The Maine Mall. Portland, Pioneer Place. Portland, Washington Square. 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)?

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Sweetarts Brings Chewy Sours VR Game to Vidcon


In January, the Portland-based experiential agency was a HTC Vive tracker launch partner, debuting their physical camera that could capture virtual photos. A candy throwing face-off. The candy-obsessed brand known for their chewy sour gummy treats has added their own twist on a VR game.

Virus-Free Virtual Training for Healthcare Workers

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The curriculum content and scenarios have been supplied by the University of Portland School of Nursing. Two women-founded XR companies have partnered to provide free COVID-19 training.

Kaleidoscope Reveals VR Lineup for Showcase Vol. 2


s existing London, New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Leipzig, Portland, Seoul, and San Francisco locations, Showcase Vol. The quarterly VR event series will hit 11 cities around the world.

Streem Acquires Computer Vision Startup Selerio, Closes Additional Funding

Charlie Fink

Streem, an AR startup based in Portland, OR, announced today that it had acquired UK-based computer vision and machine learning startup Selerio, Ltd., The UK team will join the Portland office, which has grown to thirty employees.

This HoloLens App Can Help The Visually Impaired Navigate


Now one Portland-based HoloLens developer, Javier Davalos, is showing us what the mixed reality hardware can do to help the visually impaired. Letting the blind navigate their environment using sound.

The NBA and TNT Partner With Intel For Biggest VR Push Yet


Thursday, March 20 – Houston @ Portland. TNT’s NBA VR livestreams begin February 16th.

Using AR to Recontextualize Our Relationship to Reality with Cabbibo’s ‘ARQUA!’

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Isaac “Cabibbo” Cohen. ARQUA! was one of the ARKit launch applications that was designed by VR veteran Isaac “Cabibbo” Cohen, and it has the same indie charm and shader art aesthetic as his previous VR experiences of Blarp! 2016) and L U N E (2016).

‘Tis The Season to VR


“Currently, the use of the virtual reality in retail environment is focused around PR opportunities, which help gain exposure for companies who invest in VR as way to be on the leading edge,” said Portland-based consumer trend forecaster, Jena Nesbitt.

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Check out the NBA ALL-STAR game in VR with the NBA on TNT VR app.

Cats and VR

20 Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. Starting on February 16th, NBA fans will be able to get their All-Star coverage live and in VR through the NBA on TNT VR app.

Featured 360: Fidel Castro, LA Noir and Santa’s Sleigh


HERE BE DRAGONS launched “The Night Before” in partnership with , Wieden + Kennedy Portland and Deluxe VR. Featured 360° is an ongoing series to highlight some of our favorite videos from creators and brands for you to enjoy during the week.

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Top VR 360 Movies on YouTube


Read the full story from Intel here Grand Canyon 4K 360º Video by 360 Labs Recently 360 labs added the 4K version, allowing you to explore the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions and 360 Labs, a 360º VR production company based in Portland, Or.

The Future of Instructional Design on the Immersive Web

The Extended Mind

We scheduled this event advance of a W3C working event scheduled for the following two days because we knew that there would be many W3C members in Portland already. She is a digital nomad, but we were lucky enough to have her in Portland for the event on June 3rd.

Demystifying Media

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In the University of Oregon School of Journalism & Communication, those postgraduate courses are based in Portland, where they had recently opened their Reality Lab, a state-of-the art immersive facility for students, housed in a lovely historic building in the heart of the town.

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AltspaceVR Offers Social Reach For Organizers In VR


Reggie Watts was supposed to come on, and he had somebody opening for him,” said Joshua Young, founder and CEO of Design Reality PDX , a monthly Portland, Oregon networking event that regularly hosts panelists from the VR community. “We’d

NBA All-Star and Weekly Regular Season Coverage Comes Live to VR via TNT and Intel

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Houston @ Portland , 10:30 p.m. TNT and Intel have teamed up to bring NBA All-Star coverage to VR on Gear VR and Daydream.

TPCAST and Lattice Partner To Integrate WirelessHD Tech Into Vive Add-On Kit


Portland-based Lattice Semiconductor announced that it made an exclusive partnership with TPCAST to provide its WirelessHD solution to the company’s wireless products, starting with the Vive upgrade kit.

Suns-Trail Blazers NBA Game Streaming Free Tonight Via NextVR


Once again NextVR and NBA League Pass are extending VR content during the trial period with tonight’s game between the Phoenix Suns and Portland Trail Blazers, at 7 p.m. NextVR is a force in the live broadcast industry.

Vancouver Emerging As Top Five VR and AR Hub


Seattle, or Portland, because you’re going up against giants like Google or Microsoft. Why Silicon Valley is looking north for new investment opportunities.

This HoloLens App Wants to Kickstart Collaborative Mixed Reality


Ever since, the Portland-based startup has been working from their Oregon base with a range of enterprise customers in industries such as Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Automotive and Energy & Utilities.

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Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

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Climb to the top of Portland Oregon’s tallest tree in this immersive 360 experience, where the view is spectacular from the top of a towering 246’ Douglas Fir in Forest Park.

HTC is already killing it in 2017 with a rad showing at CES including the Vive Tracker. Also who in the hell is dotdotdash?

Cats and VR

The company showed off a video featuring Portland, Oregon VR design studio dotdotdash, one of the first developers to use the Vive Tracker. HTC has kicked off 2017 by showcasing new Vive accessories and services at CES that will lay the foundation for VR in 2017 and beyond.

Experiential Design Insights from Chinese Philosophy & Natural Philosophy

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I had the opportunity to give the open keynote at Design Reality’s Immersed Conference in Portland, OR on April 23, 2018, where I gathered more visual metaphors for thinking about experiential design.

Styly Is An Ambitious VR/AR Creation Platform You Can Try Now


A video shown by the group conveyed an eclectic 2017 opening party including, among other things, intimate theatrical acts and demon-dressed DJs that, altogether, seemed not unlike a New Year’s Eve house party in Portland.

Making Diversity Fly

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Episodes 1 and 2 will premiere in the fall of 2019, with the first one taking place in Portland on Sept. How medium and message come together in a VR documentary series about trailblazing women pilots. I’m passionate about diversity, but not (just) because it’s the right thing to do.

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Experience NBA All-Star Weekend in VR


The eight-player field also features 2017 All-Stars Kyle Lowry of the Toronto Raptors and Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Hornets, as well as Eric Gordon of the Houston Rockets, Wesley Matthews of the Dallas Mavericks, CJ McCollum of the Portland Trail Blazers, and Nick Young of the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Celebrate Earth Day at this extended reality festival

Hypergrid Business

It’s an immersive experience where you get to climb to the top of the tallest tree in Portland, Oregon.

Imagining new futures for students, nurses, prisoners and more

The Extended Mind

Concordia University Portland hosted the Instructional Design Summit on June 3, 2019. Jessica Outlaw and Trevor F.

The VR Job Hub: The Void, Digital Catapult & The Wild

Peter Graham

Portland, OR. Due to the healthy growth of the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industries, there are a plethora of job roles out there to suit most skills and needs. It’s how VRFocus manages to provide a veritable mix of vacancies every week, and today is no exception. Location. Company. Lindon, UT. The VOID. Dev Ops Engineer. Click Here to Apply. Lindon, UT. The VOID. Office Manager. Click Here to Apply. Orlando, FL. The VOID. General Manager – Disney Springs.

Can Epson’s New Moverio Assist Disrupt Enterprise AR?

Charlie Fink

Ryan Fink (no relation), is co-founder and CEO of Streem, a Portland-based consumer service company that connects homeowners with manufacturers, retailers, and home professionals. We thought it was curious that Epson dialed back their presence at Augmented World Expo last week. They’ve been a fixture since we started attending four years ago. When they asked for a private briefing at a nearby location, I knew something was up.