Category: VR/AR

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 10-17

Pokémon Go releases Generation II Pokémon The Pokémon Go team  has announced a new generation for the first time since it’s initial launch in July 2016. Trainers, over 80 more Pokémon and new features are here! https://t.co/7hUwB1wVBAhttps://t.co/9gVfrwaemA — Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) February 16, 2017 Summary of what was announced: Additional Pokémon, New Evolutions, New Encounter Gameplay, New Berries, New Avatars...

Weekly News Roundup Feb. 3-10

Trump’s travel ban remains blocked The federal appeals court rejected Trump’s reinstatement request, which will likely be appealed. Breaking News: President Trump’s travel ban remains blocked: An appeals court rejected a bid to reinstate it. https://t.co/6asyLC0jzr — The New York Times (@nytimes) February 9, 2017 Trump immediately took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with...

Preview: Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR

Destabilization is what new technology is all about, at least in the eyes of one SXSW panelist, Joshua Morrison. If the short-lived Pokémon Go fad was any indicator, virtual reality and augmented reality have clearly led to an unstable, shifting landscape for developers. This concept of destabilization is precisely what Morrison is attempting to demonstrate...

Exploring a Holographic Mars

“Physicists ruin everything. All they want to talk about is limits, laws, and principles. They’re making space exploration challenging,” Jeff Norris, Mission Operations Innovation Lead of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said. The team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab are doing the unthinkable and bringing an amazing new tool to space exploration. This is not an...

Sucked Into The Story – VR and News

We experience news in different ways, but 2016 is bringing us a new revolution by immersing us in stories through virtual reality. Hayley Pappas, Head of Films for RYOT, discussed the success of VR content that has been published from RYOT. ROYT is an immersive media company whose mandate is to connect every story with...

New York Times Reality Through VR-Tinted Glasses

When the New York Times came out with virtuality content, some may have been skeptical. It can be unexpected for a giant in print journalism to come out with content on such a new platform, and lovers of investigative print journalism may have some fears. Mark Thompson, President and CEO of The New York Times...

Augmented reality and the future of retail

One theme of SXSW both this year and last has been augmented and virtual reality. But while companies, organizations and individuals may want to harness the power of this technology, often they don’t know where to start. At the 9:30am Saturday SXSW Interactive presentation “More than Mobile: Augmenting Today’s Retail Reality,” Annie Weinberger provided several...

Dude, Where’s My Par?

Sloane Kelley, content director and strategist of the PGA Tour was excited to work with Oculus last year at SXSW Interactive 2015. Now this year, the PGA Tour and Oculus is in the process of implementing sports, golf specifically, into virtual reality. The opportunities with Oculus are to reach an early adopter crowd involved with...