XR for Media Newsfeed: May 3, 2020

Times of Israel: With Jerusalem locked down, holy site pilgrims turn to virtual reality

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 1

VR/focus: The Virtual Arena: The Changing VR Out-Of-Home Landscape – Part 2

Animation Magazine: Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation VR Short ‘Lutaw’ Sets Sail Via Tribeca Cinema360

artnet News: In the Changed World After Lockdown, We Will Need Smarter New Ways to Interact With Art. I Believe Virtual Reality Is the Answer

Variety: Magic Leap Reportedly Lays Off 1,000, or Half Its Workforce, Halting Consumer Product Plans

RoadToVR: ‘Bigscreen’ Brings On-Demand Movies in New ‘Movies & Events’ Update

LA Times: Actors sheltering at home perform in live VR experiences, making case for new theater form

Tech Crunch: Magic Leap’s $2.6 billion bait and switch

VRScout: Pro NFL Players’ First Endorsement Deal Is A Lineup Of VR Products

VR/focus: Funimation’s Catalogue of Anime Is Coming To Bigscreen, Starting With ‘Your Name’

Entrepreneur: The First-Ever Live, Virtual Reality Comedy Special Could Only Happen Now

RoadToVR: John Legend, Tinashe to Play Live Shows in Social VR Platform ‘Wave’

SingularityHub: The World’s Biggest Social Virtual Reality Gathering Is Happening Right Now

RoadToVR: Reggie Watts to Kick Off Live Show Series in ‘AltspaceVR’ Starting Saturday

Business Insider: Finland invited the entire country to a virtual concert in an online version of its capital city — take a look

VR/focus: Felix & Paul Studios To Release Alegria – A Spark Of Light For Oculus Go This Week


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