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Penrose Studios’ latest VR film work, Arden’s Wake: The Prologue, has debuted at TriBeCa Film Festival’s Virtual Arcade. As “Prologue” implies, Arden’s Wake will be released in episodic form, though the final number of 'episodes' in the series, as...
John Legend is coming to VR. News of the multi-talented artist’s involvement in Baobab Studios’ latest, Rainbow Crow, spread last week. To recap, Rainbow Crow is an adaptation of a Lenape Native American tale, and Legend’s starring as the...
Nikon’s foray into 360° video continued at the 'Nikon Innovation Forum: The 360° Video Revolution' event in NYC last week. There the company's recently released KeyMission 360 action camera was the centerpiece among non-360° action cameras of the same...
The first chapter of Angels and Demigods, 7 Keys Studios’ lightly gamified, anime-style “VR visual novel,” is out, and four more chapters are waiting on funding from a Kickstarter launched September 28. Available for Vive via Steam, Cardboard via...
The park is green, the mother behind me. She pushes my stroller perfectly straight; we glide across the pavement, green at either side. I face forward and listen to her voice, the only one audible in the park. On...
Just before noon at Manhattan’s Hammerstein Ballroom, guests to Samsung’s Unpacked 2016 were invited to the floor to demo new phones and accessories. And, given the event’s drama-infused focus on the Galaxy Note 7, that is what the new...
Standing in the lobby for thirty minutes, watching the crowd lumber by in the distinctive mode of Times Square tourists, overlain with the Ghostbusters theme (endlessly looped), I thought, without any special vigor, about where I was, and why...
On Monday, Meta, the company building AR HMDs that allow the wearer to manipulate holographic objects within the wearer’s visual field and the headset’s field of view (90 degrees, in the Meta II), among other things, announced that it's...
Microsoft’s 5th Avenue flagship store has begun allowing select developers to demo the latest iteration of its HoloLens AR headset. This is the latest and longest stop on Microsoft’s HoloLens demo tour through the US and Canada. According to Microsoft's...
A new short film from Federico Heller explores a well travelled dystopian sci-fi narrative territory—addiction to future technologies, war and murder’s gamification, a lone male protagonist’s sudden epiphany regarding a virtual reality’s illusion—in a brightly polished vehicle. Aside from interviews with...
RYOT (pronounced “riot”), an American news media company founded in 2012, recently launched iOS and Android apps for its VR content, who are empowering readers to get themselves involved with the issues about which they learn about via immersive media. RYOT...
Disney and Total Cinema 360 have released a 360-degree video documenting the opening five minutes (read: “The Circle of Life”) of The Lion King musical to VR platforms, including Littlstar’s iOS and Android apps, YouTube 360, Vrideo’s app and...
Felix & Paul, the studio that recently signed the “largest live-action VR deal to date” with Oculus, has released three episodes of Lebron James’ new mini-series, Striving for Greatness, via Facebook 360° video. James’ collaboration with Felix & Paul peers...
Social VR platform AltSpaceVR has announced that users can now communicate via emoji. The initial release includes six emoticons that "let you smile, frown, laugh, heart, high-five, and wave," according to a press release announcing the new feature. Pressing number...
Archaeologist and realities.io founder David Finsterwalder recently turned to virtual reality to demonstrate the fruits of his archaeological labor for those lucky enough to catch him at meetups in Ellwangen, Munich and Stuttgart. One unlikely visitor, a local Nun, turned...
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