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Sphericam 2 is a 360-degree camera rig for the Oculus Rift

As content creators take their craft from the usual viewing media towards virtual reality, spherical cameras that are able to capture full 360-degree content are gaining popularity. VR isn’t worthwhile to have if it has a few selection of content to choose from. That’s why spherical camera rigs are proving themselves to be the most useful tool for immersive VR content – especially for videos. One Kickstarter project aims to make some of the most immersive VR videos the world has ever seen with their latest revision on the Sphericam, a spherical camera setup made for the Oculus Rift. The Sphericam 2 is a camera rig that takes the shape of a sphere, as it name implies. It is able…

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VRLA Summer Expo & Proto Awards 2015 Hosted By Virtual Reality Foundation

VRLA is the leading virtual reality expo event in Los Angeles, home to one of the biggest communities of VR enthusiasts, developers, evangelists, pioneers, and early adapters. Since VRLA’s first Meetup event with just a few VR enthusiasts and pioneers back in 2013, the VRLA community has expanded into one of the largest and most important VR events in California! We’ve attended VRLA’s events since 2014, and we have witnessed the exponential growth of the community. VRLA Spring 2015 has 3000+ attendees, and we shall expect the number of attendees with a great increase! Get ready for one of the major virtual reality events of the summer, on August 29, for the first time, VRLA Summer Expo 2015 will take…

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EON Reality Students Create Interactive Projection Mapping for the National French Music Festival

Students from EON Reality Entrepreneur School in Laval, France used Interactive Projection Mapping to create an Interactive Digital Media experience for attendees of the National French Music Festival on the 21st of June. “It was very much impromptu, only drawing on some of the concepts, in the beginning, said Amalia Serban, Training Coordinator of EON Reality Singapore. “The short space of time available pushed everyone to be creative and resourceful and a great collaborative vibe settled in.”In total, there were three projection mapping projects. One projected a modified scene of the EON Reality aquarium on a castle wall in Laval with sound interaction. The projected wall stones collapsed as people clapped or made noise louder than the surrounding sounds. “It…

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Former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Joins Magic Leap as Chief Content Officer

Rio Caraeff, chief executive officer of VEVO LLC, listens during the Digital Entertainment World (DEW) in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. Digital Entertainment World (DEW) is an event that allows global media and technology executives to evaluate the digital media landscape while tackling the industrys key issues. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images Mysterious Florida startup, Magic Leap, has just hired former Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff as the company’s Chief Content Officer.  At the end of 2014, Rio Caraeff left his role as president and CEO at Vevo.  Rio Caraeff will assume his new role as CCO to watch over all internal and external business opportunities relating to content compatible with Magic Leap. Magic Leap…

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SUPERHOT beta coming July 31st

Remember SUPERHOT? It managed to reach its Kickstarter goal in June 2014, raising a whooping $250,798 in 30 days. Now, just over a year later, the beta is finally nearing release with a target date of July 31st. Originally starting life as a seven day first-person-shooter, the project soon developed from a playable prototype into a full blown game, and saw it’s Kickstarter campaign become fully funded in the first 24 hours. Since then it’s blown through Steam Greenlight in a weekend and become one of the most anticipated Oculus Rift games in development. Not bad for a jam project made by a few friends. So what’s SUPERHOT about? In short, it’s a first-person-shooter where time only moves when you do, enabling bullet-time…

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Interview with FlyInside FSX creator Daniel Church

FlyInside FSX realises a long-standing dream for many VR flight enthusiasts: the ability to play Microsoft Flight Simulator X on the Oculus Rift. It’s a dream many have shared ever since the initial release of the Oculus Rift DK1 headset, but it’s taken until now for a fully configurable and easily-to-install solution to come along. Thanks to developer Daniel Church, an alpha release is available for all to try, with a Kickstarter campaign currently in action that offers more features and additional polish to really make the dream come alive. We recently caught up with Dan to find out more about the FlyInside FSX and the reactions he’s had from the VR and gaming community to date. Q: First of all,…

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Touchable Floating Holographic Plasma 3D Fairy Lights Display

A group of mad scientists from Japan have created a mid-air floating holographic plasma 3D display, a collaborated research effort between University of Tsukuba, Utsunomiya University, Nagoya Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo. The world debut demo and the rendering equipment will be presented at Siggraph 2015 Conference next month @ Los Angeles. Amazingly, it is safe and touchable!  Meaning that, as opposed to current, existing floating lights technologies that produce floating lights with heating molecules, this is created using lasers that turns air ( voxels ) into plasma every few femtoseconds ( one billionth of second ) and loses extra heat, so it won’t burn your fingers. Holographic Plasma 3D Display Produces Feedback The holographic plasma 3D display…

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Stars Wars The Force Awaken: Interactive VR Experience By ILMxLab

ILM’s Experience Lab, aka ILMxLab was found 40 years ago by George Lucas who created Star Wars, one of my all-time favorite movie series!  Announced a collaborative project between ILMxLab, Skywalker Sound and Lucasfilm that will bring virtual reality and augmented reality to Star Wars as an immersive and interactive experience for the fans! ILMxLab is currently testing with virtual reality, iPad and Oculus Rift-based technology that allows movie fans to enter a movie, interact and  navigate through the scenes!  According to ILMxLab, the first project is most likely to be Stars Wars” The Force Awakens in December! George Lucas, the father of Star Wars is injecting virtual reality to the cult favorite series! “The period of American technological superiority…

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Mirada & Google Presents Google Shop at Currys VR Tour App

Mirada, founded in 2010, is a Los Angeles based virtual reality studio that is built and designed to collaborate and partner with creative thinkers and storytellers in the immersive, entertainment, advertising, brand, and technology communities. MiradaVR has developed its VR creative process and technical pipeline over the past two years and is committed to innovation and providing high quality virtual reality experiences.  MiradaVR is an end to end solution and one-stop-shop for design, scripting, direction, VR filming, spherical multicam stitching, editing, VFX, post-production, through to application development and platform deployment. Download Google Shop at Currys VR Tour For the launch of a new retail store concept, the Google shop, in-house agency Autofuss partnered with Mirada to introduce the store to…