Category: VR/AR

A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger

Buzz Aldrin’s panel, A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger, was out of this world. Just kidding, I know that was corny but I couldn’t miss the chance. In a featured session at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin took the stage for a conversation with Jeffrey Kluger, TIME editor-at-large and co-author of Apollo 13, to discuss his plans...

National Geographic: Further Base Camp Experience

Not only can SXSW badge-holders enjoy an amazing experience, but non-badge-holders can too! National Geographic held a “Further Base Camp” that gave everyone a chance to explore and experience some of the technologies that were offered at many of the SXSW Trade Show and panel events. The Further Base Camp had people try on their augmented reality headset that...

Next Nature Habitat VR at the Virtual Cinema

Human, what is your natural habitat? – Next Nature The question Next Nature asks might seem like a simple one, but the truth is that the answer is much more complex. Next Nature’s 11-minute presentation took me through a variety of environments, the Garden of Eden, the Hypernatural Resort, Modernist Dream and Techno Favela. The...

ENCORE: Five Use-Cases Defining VR and Mixed Reality

In the eyes of Robert Scoble, as well as his co-panelists Nonny De La Peña and Shawn Dubravac, virtual reality and mixed reality are slated to become an industry revolutionizing force. Scoble said that Apple is set to completely outsell the current generation of AR and VR technology when they release a pair of augmented...

Virtual Psychedelics: How VR Affects Your Brain

Virtual Reality is the new up and coming technology that is being used for sharing content, entertainment, and allowing a unique visual and physical experience. Consumers can even have their own VR headset right at home and are seeing this epidemic as the new technology to change the way we may live and experience things....

Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR Recap

Joshua Morrison, a former SXTXState team member, along with his fellow panelists, Alison Bennet, Illya Szilak and Liss Lafleur held a unique and mind-opening approach to their topic that gave the audience a new perspective to think about. In this panel, “Virtual Life’s a Drag: Queering VR“, the panelists mash up two separate concepts, virtual reality and queerness, and...

AR Hacking My Way Out Of Deep Depression

Yosun Chang is no novice when it comes to computer hacking. She has participated in and won multiple hackathons, such as the AT&T IoT Hackathon. In her panel, AR Hacking My Way Out Of Deep Depression, Chang discussed how creating 300 augmented reality hacks pulled her out of her slump. Unlike many panelists, Chang had no...

e.l.f. Beauty Break @ SXSW Style

SXSW is known for all the craziness and loudness that happens throughout the entire week, but what happens when you want a break from it all? The best part about SXSW is that it offers every person something to love. Being a part of the SXTXState team is not only amazing and rewarding, but it...