‘Holograms from Syria’ Merges Snapshots of War with Daily Life


Holograms from Syria is a mixed reality experience that communicates the real-life experience of the Syrian Civil War to Western audiences. Enter: Holograms from Syria. Holograms from Syria is just the first thought provoking war-simulation MR experience from 1RIC.

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Augmented Reality Reporting from NY Times Shows That Military Perpetrated Syria Chemical Attack

Next Reality AR

In the article, "How We Created a Virtual Crime Scene to Investigate Syria's Chemical Attack", readers (using the NY Times app for iOS or Android) can place the 3D model of the detonation scene in their physical environment and walk around the remains of a chlorine bomb.

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VR for Good: Holograms From Syria Uses HoloLens To Bring Images Of War To Everyday Life


The team calls this project Holograms From Syria , and it’s got some powerful ideas behind it. Holograms from Syria. Cat videos, Trump memes, mutilated dead bodies in Syria, beautifully designed mattress ads one after the other on a scrolling newsfeed. ” Unlike most MR experiences that are designed to amaze and delight, Holograms From Syria is deliberate in its upsetting nature.

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Bringing War Home

Tech Trends VR

This means that urban conflict accounted for 70% of all civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria. Tech Trends VR Tech AR Augmented Reality BBC VR Hub immersive tech Red Cross Syria Tech Technology Virtual Reality VR VR Consultancy VR Empathy Machine

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How Virtual Reality Can Be Used To Fight Racism And Prejudice In Society


One of her major pieces, Project Syria , was the topic of our discussion. We put Project Syria on Steam and the response was horrible,” de la Peña exclaimed. Tagged with: empathy , project syria , racism Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Every Choice You Make Is Life Or Death In This Daydream Impact VR Experience


Put simply, urban conflict accounted for 70% of all civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria during that time. How would you react when faced with the starkest of choices? Most of us have been lucky enough to have never experienced urban conflict first-hand.

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CNN Launches VR Journalism Unit and Platform


The same content will also be viewable on their website at CNN.com/VR , which already features a handful of videos, taking you into Aleppo, Syria or visiting an animal sanctuary in Colorado. The CNNVR 360° video platform is available on mobile apps and web.

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The Exorcist: Legion VR Is Finally Complete With Fifth Chapter


Writing in a Steam update , the developer noted that this chapter was the team’s “proudest moment” Players visit the mountains of Upper Mesopotamia, which span from Iraq and Syria to Turkey.

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CNN Launches New Immersive Journalism Initiative, CNNVR

Road to VR

CNN has officially launched CNNVR, a new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform with CNN Digital. Capturing major news events in 360 video, the global team will produce weekly virtual reality experiences and live streams.

Google Partnership Makes It Possible To Visit Ancient Monuments In VR


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.

Perpetuity | Palmyra Is A Vital VR Project To Preserve Syrian Culture


“Those currently on the ground in Syria have to rightfully prioritize citizens’ lives and humanitarian efforts over cultural preservation, but we saw an opening for everyday citizens to contribute by “mining” the past for photos of lost heritage.

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Targeted by Trump Travel Ban, Musician Reaches Americans in VR


His conflicts with Iranian authorities are irrelevant under the US President’s travel ban targeting individuals from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

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Google Helps Preserve Endangered Historical Sites in VR


However, the Ananda Ok Kyaung temple is just one of 25 other available sites spanning 18 different countries including the historic city of Ayutthaya in Thailand , the Al Azem Palace in Damascus, Syria, and my personal favorite, the Mesa Verde’s cliff dwellings in Colorado, U.S. .

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Little Maxima Is a VR News Reading App That Wants To Combat Fake News


“Instead of just reading about bombing in Syria, imagine actually being taken there in VR. ” He hopes the app could give the world a better sense of place; perhaps visiting Syria as you read about it will create the deeper sense of empathy we know headsets can create.

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AR Project ‘Terminal 3’ Adds Deeper Understanding to Trump’s Travel Ban


And as president, he did as he promised and implemented an executive order that would restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Terminal 3 , an AR experience released at Tribeca Film Festival, allows users to become a U.S.

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EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

EON Reality

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.

New Oculus Rift and Gear VR Releases for the Week of 10/30/16


Project Syria, from Emblematic Group. Project Syria is a project that was developed back in 2013 and is now being released on consumer VR. Commissioned by the World Economic Forum, this work of immersive journalism aims to inform us about the plight of those living in Syria.

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Austin’s Rapidly Growing VR Community


By 2014, Nonny de la Pe ñ a had premiered Project Syria at the World Economic Forum and Palmer Luckey was a household name. Does Austin have the largest VR community outside of Los Angeles? This was a question I asked myself several times last summer before moving.

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Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

EON Reality

Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world.

The AVR Platform and Classroom 3.0 Showcased at EduTECH Asia 2018

EON Reality

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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New HTC Vive Releases For The Week Of 10/30/16


Project Syria, from Emblematic Group. Project Syria is a project that was developed back in 2013 and is now being released on consumer VR. Commissioned by the World Economic Forum, this work of immersive journalism aims to inform us about the plight of those living in Syria.

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AT&T Shows Future of VR/AR at Developer Summit


An award-winning creator and CEO of Emblematic Group, de la Pena is a pioneer in immersive journalism – one of her most famous projects is Project Syria, which was made for the World Economic Forum. AT&T has come a long way since Alexander Graham Bell.

The VRScout Report – The Week in VR Review


SAMSUNG AND VICE PARTNER FOR 360 DOC RE: SYRIA. Recapping the top stories covered on the VRScout Report , a weekly live video show and podcast discussing the best in VR, hosted by Malia Probst.

Terminal 3 Finally Showed Me AR Can Be As Powerful A Tool For Change As VR


Directed by Asad Malik, whom we spoke to for Holograms From Syria , Terminal 3 is a curious piece of AR experimentation. Inside London’s Barbican Centre sits a pop-up room, white, spotless and sterile with Microsoft’s HoloLens resting on a table.

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Starbreeze releases info on upcoming immersive Virtual Reality experiences for StarVR

Cats and VR

HERO – From the award winning studio that brought us 1979 REVOLUTION: Black Friday, iNK Stories creates an electrifying first-person rescue experience that throws players into the volatile streets of the civilian warzone in Syria — where survival is secondary to saving the lives of others.

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Hands-on: New GTX 10-Series Equipped Notebooks Put Desktop VR Performance in a Portable Package

Road to VR

The standard Shadow of Mordor benchmark at 1080p on max settings achieved 122.62fps average (min 60.04, max 211.38), and Rise of the Tomb Raider at max gave these results: Mountain Peak 119.06fps, Syria 93.24fps, Geothermal Valley 81.58fps, Overall 98.23fps.

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Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Design & Development Course at Oral Roberts University to Open January 2017

EON Reality

Augmented and Virtual Reality are some of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. These technologies are spreading far beyond the gaming world and into business and education, where its being used to train employees and better educate students.

VR for Good: Future Aleppo Is An Emotional Tour Of Loss And Hope


It’s a perspective on Syria that simply isn’t possible without VR. There are a lot of places on this planet that I dream of visiting. I want to stand on the tiny islands that sit between Russia and Alaska, explore the parks of Canada, and experience the culture of South Korea. I’m lucky enough to have travelled the globe already, but I still have so many cities and landscapes I want to see. Mohammed Kteish just wants to see his home again.

Why VR Will Change The Way We Absorb The News


Project Syria , the refugee piece that we made for the World Economic Forum, is now up on Steam (where it’s been getting a lot of racist, anti-immigrant feedback, fyi.) This post is from the “ Beyond The Headset ” interview series.

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This Degree Will Actually Land You a Job and Prepare You for the Future

EON Reality

For some Entrepreneur School Alumni , after working an extensive eleven months to pursue a dream it’s time to relax. For others, it means it’s time to pursue their dreams by starting their career in the Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality industry.

Getting -- and Keeping -- Your Attention in XR, with LumiereVR COO Alexander Haque

XR for Business Podcast

When I wear a headset, I am transported to Syria, or a place in the world that's going under very challenging political climate right now, to say the least. XR technologies are undeniably a leap forward in humankind's mechanical evolution. But our brains - the way they work - haven't quite evolved in pace with them, so XR solutions are hardly solutions at all unless they work within the confines of how we think and react.

The Void CEO: Star Wars Can Make VR Accessible


People can visit a place and understand what’s going on there, places like Jerusalem or Syria, because we can take you to these locations and give you not just immersion, but hopefully education. As CEO of The Void , Cliff Plumer has to think big.

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Beds, Trains, and Trees: VR Gets Physical at Tribeca


Sometimes it is about their political views, as one man thinks about President Trump bombing Syria. The VR Arcade at the Tribeca Film Festival presented another diverse set of experiences this year. With the release of Oculus Touch and Vive Trackers, the number of VR experiences that utilized motion controls went up since the last festival. But even more impressive, were the projects that used physical objects layered with virtual reality to bring greater immersion.