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XR for Media Newsfeed – May 31, 2020

VRScout: Powering The Next Generation Of Virtual Music Experiences

Venture Beat: HTC Cofounder Peter Chou launches XRspace to bring social VR to the masses

The Verge: HTC’s former CEO is making a risky bet on a new VR headset and virtual world

VRFocus: Wallace & Gromit’s Next Adventure Will Be In AR

ScreenRant: How the Virtual Reality in Katy Perry’s American Idol Finale Performance Works

AR Post: Experience Famous Artworks in Augmented Reality With “Museum From Home”

Disney Parks Blog: New ILMxLAB Virtual Reality Experience, ‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge‘ Will Bring Adventures on Batuu Home To YOU

VRFocus: Why Now Is The Time For AAA Studios To Consider VR

Digital Bodies: Magic Leap’s Future in Doubt as CEO Rony Abovitz Exits

USAToday: How 5G could make augmented reality and mixed reality more real

Forbes: 13 Ways VR May Power Future Marketing


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XR for Media Newsfeed – May 23, 2020

c|net: With real theaters closed, actors are turning to virtual reality

UploadVR: Felix & Paul Studios Brings More Great 360-Degree Films To Oculus Quest

VR/focus: Cannes XR Virtual to Hold June Event in Museum of Other Realities

Engadget: Spatial goes free, aiming to become the Zoom of virtual collaboration

Deadline: SXSW To Launch Virtual Cinema On Oculus TV

CNBC: Apple buys virtual reality company NextVR

ESPN: Why virtual reality is still a pipe dream for the NHL

c|net: We’re all on the holodeck now, VR headset or not

The Guardian: Fortnite Party Royale is the most fun you can have in the metaverse

RoadToVR: ‘Tales from Soda Island’ is a Spectacular Animated Short Built Entirely in VR

VentureBeat: Holographic VR meetings just became real, whether you’re ready or not

Medium: How the Virtual World “Second Life” is a Showcase of the Metaverse


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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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XR for Media Newsfeed: April 19, 2020

This week’s news includes VR during the coronavirus pandemic; Arena-Scale VR on the rise; Games For Change 2020 will be free; VR Arcades help Treat Covid-19; this week’s Tribeca Immersive VR festival, and more:

Forbes: Could Apple And The Coronavirus Pandemic Become The Catalysts That Ignite The Virtual Reality Revolution?

360 Rumors: First 8K 360 live stream of NFL game with Insta360 8K Live

VRScout: Arena-Scale VR Is On The Rise Thanks To The Oculus Quest

Immersive Shooter: Forbes’ Charlie Fink: How COVID-19 Could Push XR to the Next Level

VR/focus: Games for Change 2020 Will be a Free Virtual Festival

VR and Fun: Schell Games Launches Free Educational VR Games As A Part Of #PlayApartTogether Campaign

Inc.: Virtual Reality Arcades Join the Quest to Treat Covid-19

DateBook: Two Bay Area directors premiere virtual reality films online at Tribeca Film Festival

RoadToVR: ‘Music Lives’ Virtual Music Festival Coming to Quest & Go for Free

VRScout: Indie Rock Band Launches AR Concert Experience Complete With On-Stage Banter

Animation Magazine: Animated People: Van Phan, Director of Tribeca VR Premiere ‘Upstander’

Deadline: A Film Festival Screening In VR? ‘Ask No Questions’ Documentary Is Trying It, And Here’s How It Will Look

UploadVR: Free This Weekend: The Best Films From Tribeca’s Short Film Festival On Oculus Quest/Go

VR/focus: Step Into Tribeca’s Cinema360 Festival From Your Own Home


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XR for Media Newsfeed – April 5, 2020

This week’s news includes Wonderscope AR free content; more virtual Disney rides; Snapchat AR Safe Zone; Oculus TV transgender series; Tribeca Immersive goes virtual and free; Apple to acquire NextVR? and more:

VentureBeat: Spaces app enables folks to attend Zoom meetings in VR

CityMetric: Here’s how virtual reality can bring ancient cities back to life

AnimationMagazine: Within Makes Wonderscope AR Kids Story Library Available for Free

Orange County Register: These 17 virtual Disneyland and Disney California Adventure rides are like being at a theme park

VRScout: New Snapchat Lens Creates AR Safe Zone To Promote Social Distancing

VRScout: New Oculus TV Series Shines A Light On The Transgender Community

VR/focus: Tribeca Film Festival’s Cinema360 To Release Select Online Programming For Oculus TV and Oculus Quest This Month

c|net: Tribeca, shuttered by coronavirus, revives its VR festival: Smaller, virtual, free

engadget: Apple appears to to be acquiring virtual event company NextVR

Forbes: Tribeca Immersive Festival Coming To Oculus April 17th


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XR for Media Newsfeed – March 29, 2020

This week’s news includes more on the Coronavirus and Virtual Reality; Second Life maker officially calls it quits on VR follow-up; virtual Disney rides; VR math lesson in Half-Life: Alyx; the demise of Samsung Gear VR; virtual museum tours, and more:

Digital Bodies: Seeing the Coronavirus in Virtual Reality

c|net: Hospital uses VR to show how the coronavirus impacts the lungs

TechCrunch: Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up

RoadToVR: HTC to Hold All of Its GDC 2020 Talks Live Online, Including Audience Q&A

BuzzFeed: I Just Discovered Virtual Disney Rides And Now My Quarantine Is So Much Better

VRScout: World’s Greatest Teacher Delivers VR Math Lesson In Half-Life: Alyx

SlashGear: Samsung Gear VR being put to rest as Oculus apps slowly go dark

Forbes: Coronavirus Has Made WFH The New Normal. Here’s How Virtual Reality Can Help

Complex: Live Shows Are Canceled—More Virtual Reality Concerts Are Coming

Abacus: Will the pandemic give a boost to virtual reality?

CreativePlanetNetwork: Stay Indoors Inspiration: Take a (Virtual) Museum Tour


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XR for Media Newsfeed – March 22, 2020

This week’s news includes Martin Luther King’s VR March on Washington; the Coronavirus and Virtual Reality; VR arcades closing; Magic Leap’s future in doubt; Virtual Disney attractions; and more:

Immerse: Immersive Non-Fiction Highlights of 2019

CreativePlanetNetwork: Join MLK’s 1963 March on Washington… in Virtual Reality

Digital Bodies: The Coronavirus and Virtual Reality

Venture Beat: Oculus Quest’s best media apps

Forbes: Is VR The Solution To The Impact Coronavirus Is Having On The Events Industry?

Forbes: VR Takes The Stage As Conferences Cancel

VRGear: The NBA Season is Postponed – This is Why VR Should Care

Digital Bodies: Magic Leap’s Future in Doubt with Sale or Partnership

VRScout: CEO Shows Life In China Under Coronavirus Quarantine With 360 VR Video

UploadVR: Vertigo Arcades Offering Relief Packages To LBE VR Customers In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak

TechCrunch: Virtual reality scales back its real world presence Stuck on the Couch? Here’s How to Take a Virtual ‘Ride’ On Your Favorite Disney Attractions

Forbes: How Virtual Reality Could Help The Travel & Tourism Industry In The Aftermath Of The Coronavirus Outbreak

McKnight’s: Harnessing the power of virtual reality to reduce social isolation amid a global pandemic

Hackernoon: Will the Corona Virus Aftermath Lead to a Resurgence in Virtual Reality?


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XR for Media Newsfeed – March 1, 2020

This week’s news includes Cannes Film Festival VR expansion; Linden Lab spins off “Sansar”; Oculus TV Documentary “Everest VR”; VR Journey “The Dawn of Art” with Daisy Ridley; Sundance VR recap; Boulder International Film Festival, and more:

Variety: Cannes Film Festival Plots Major Expansion to VR Program

RoadToVR: Linden Lab Planning to Spin Off ‘Sansar’ to Refocus on ‘Second Life’

VRScout: Jaw-Dropping Oculus TV Documentary ‘Everest VR’ Is An Absolute Must-Watch

VR and Fun: ‘The Dawn of Art’ Takes You On A VR Journey Voiced By Daisy Ridley From Star Wars

VRScout: VR Multiplayer Art Exhibit ‘Museum of Other Realities’ Now Available On PC VR

CNN: How virtual reality is changing the live music experience

Engadget: Google’s latest VR app lets you gaze at prehistoric paintings


Yahoo!: Boulder International Film Festival Showcases the Latest Virtual Reality Films and Augmented Reality Art


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XR for Media Newsfeed – February 9, 2020

This week’s news includes the Top 50 XR experiences of 2019; Samsung’s environmentally focused 360 short films; making “The Remedy” VR film; Cinequest Film Festival premieres LIFE-GIVER; Sundance VR/AR recap and more:

Forbes: The Top 50 XR Experiences Of 2019

RoadToVR: Samsung XR and EarthX Debut Environmentally-focused 360 Short Films

CreativePlanetNetwork: Explore the VR Experience “Seven Worlds, One Planet” (and See It Being Created)

RoadToVR: Making ‘The Remedy’ – How A Veteran Illustrator Made one of VR’s Best Short Films With ‘Quill’

VR/focus: Cinequest Film Festival To Premiere VR Movie LIFE-GIVER In March

RoadToVR: Mother Meets Recreation of Her Deceased Child in VR



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XR for Media Newsfeed – February 2, 2020

This week’s news includes Rebuilding Notre Dame in VR; more on Disney’s “Frozen 2” VR short film; location-based AmazeVR raises more cash; Amazon’s AR/VR streaming over 5G; “Gloomy Eyes” VR film comes to Quest, Rift, and Vive; and a communal VR music video journey:

UploadVR: Oculus Introduces Rebuilding Notre Dame VR — Before And After Fire

Variety: ‘Frozen 2’-Inspired VR Film ‘Myth’ Creates Beautifully Immersive ‘Fairy Tale Within a Fairy Tale’

c|Net: Disney fans will love Frozen VR. When can they see it? Maybe…never

TechCrunch: Los Angeles’ AmazeVR raises more cash, heads to Incheon for first location-based VR installation

RoadToVR: Amazon Promises “single-digit latency” for AR/VR Streaming Over 5G with AWS Wavelength

AnimationMagazine: ARTE Brings Poetic VR Project ‘Gloomy Eyes’ to Quest, Rift & Vive

VRScout: Communal VR Music Video Took Us On A Volumetric Journey Through Reggae, Classical, Grime, And Calypso


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