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XR for Media Newsfeed – December 19, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VR Focus: XR For Animation: The Future Is Less, Not More

Wired: VR Meetings Are Weird, but They Beat Our Current Reality

Variety: Virtual Reality Studio Baobab’s Message of Climate Change Leads to U.N. Partnership

VR Focus: Remotely Visit Museums And Galleries With Curatours In 2021

VR Scout: Google & Red Bull Launch AR-Enhanced On-Demand Video Experience

VR Scout: AR-Powered Movie-Making App ‘Diorama’ Lets You Drag-And-Drop Digital Props & Effects

Digital Bodies: The Facebook Lawsuit and Investigations – the Impact on VR

UploadVR: Free New Oculus Quest Movie Is Quill’s Longest Animation To Date

VR Scout: How to Watch TV & Movies With Friends On Oculus Quest 2

UploadVR: One Of The Largest Productions Ever Filmed In Space Is A VR Experience

Animation Magazine: Baobab Announces Next VR Adventure ‘Namoo’ from Erick Oh

VR Scout: Sundance 2021 Will Host Its New Frontier Program In VR

VR Scout: Snapchat’s AR Dance Series Lets You Create Your Own Music Videos

VR Scout: Zylia’s 3D Audio Technology Could Be The Start Of Virtual Concert Halls

VR Scout: Chance The Rapper Set To Perform Virtual Holiday Concert On Facebook’s ‘Venues’

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XR for Media Newsfeed – December 6, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Virtual Perceptions: Analysis: Immersive Tech in Film Festivals (2020)

The Verge: Google and Disney team up for a Mandalorian AR experience

Protocol: Intel shuts down its AR/VR volumetric capture stage

AR Post: LucidWeb Offering Immersive Experience Platform to VR Film Festivals

UploadVR: Myst VR: How Cyan Worlds Is Modernizing A PC Gaming Classic

AR Post: Meet Brendan Bradley, the Artist Turning to Virtual Theater

AWN: 2020 Raindance Immersive Winners Announced

Jerusalem Post: Could virtual reality be the future of sports?

Digital Bodies: Microsoft Flight Simulator in VR: The World gets its Digital Twin

VR Scout: Super Nintendo World Theme Park Will Include AR Mario Kart Roller Coaster

AR Post: National Geographic Reimagines and Brings Dinosaurs to Life Through AR Experience

OC Register: Can augmented reality help theme parks recover from 2020?

AR Insider: XR Talks: How Will LiDAR Unlock AR’s Next Era?

Animation Magazine: Former Disney Animator Launches Parade VR with Oculus Short

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XR for Media Newsfeed – November 22, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

The Verge: The VR arcade that Disney crowned is teetering on the brink of extinction

Theme Park Insider: Come Explore Disney’s New Theme Park ‘Metaverse’

Theme Park Insider: Are Theme Parks Wasting Time Designing a ‘Metaverse’?

Variety: TCCF: Taiwan’s VR Industry Seeks New Outlets

VRScout: ‘Bigscreen VR’ To Host Live Q&A With Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline

The Verge: Go read this story about resurrecting Sega VR

c|net: Apple’s secret weapon in AR is right in front of us

c|net: Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge is a VR step away from virtually visiting Disney

protocol: From Arcades To Telekinesis, Here’s What’s Next For VR

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XR for Media Newsfeed – November 15, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Backstage: How 1 Actor Has Stayed Employed During COVID-19 Thanks to Virtual Reality Gigs

Travel Daily: Hong Kong Opens Globally with New 360° Virtual Reality

Variety: HBO ‘His Dark Materials’ App Features Your Own Virtual AR Daemon That Encourages Self-Care

Digital Bodies: A Harrowing VR Story: Carne y Arena Returns for a Global Tour

VR Scout: Multi-Sensory XR Experience ‘(un)Balanced’ Receives 2020 Lumen XR Award

USCDornsife: Virtual reality takes users back to a 15th-century community of religious women

ARPost: Brickyard Broadcast: A Musical Event With World Premier in Virtual Reality

SCAD District: Don Carson discusses virtual reality in themed entertainment

engadget: Lenovo and Ava DuVernay unveil VR film series on empowering women

The Ghost Howls: Finding Pandora X review: a nice VR interactive theater performance

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XR for Media Newsfeed – November 8, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

TimeOut: The future of theater in NYC extends into virtual reality

VRScout: Spotify Launches 8th Wall Powered AR Experience For New Sam Smith Single

New York Times: Virtual Reality: Realizing the Power of Experience, Excursion and Immersion in the Classroom

BBC: Coronavirus: Is virtual reality tourism about to take off?

CNBC: Sports leagues are betting on augmented reality, as virtual courtside seats can’t match the real thing

Hollywood Reporter: Behind CBS News’ Augmented Reality and Other Advanced Election Night Tech

VRScout: Bizarre Interactive VR Performance ‘Scarecrow’ Makes VRChat Debut

VR Focus: ABE Begins Return In Two Terrifying Micro-Films

Apple Insider: Apple, Google hiring special effects masters away from Hollywood to work on AR & VR

UploadVR: Incredible VR Movie Spheres Is Coming To Oculus Quest With Hand-Tracking

VR Focus: Craig David & KSI Perform ‘Really Love’ In Your Home Using AR

VRScout: Oculus’ ‘Venues’ To Broadcast Breeders’ Cup Thoroughbred Horse Race Live In VR

UploadVR: The Book Of Distance Explores Family Heritage And History In VR

UploadVR: Ace VR Movie Wolves In The Walls Is Coming To Quest

New York Times: As Augmented Reality Evolves, the Reporting Is All Around You

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XR for Media Newsfeed – October 27, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Digital Bodies: David Attenborough’s Fascinating Look at Insects in VR

The Ghost Howls: Google 6DOF videos review: move inside VR videos!

The Ghost Howls: Kevin Williams: LBVR is not dead, it is rising again

UploadVR: Apple Announces 5G-Capable iPhone 12 Pro With LiDAR-Enhanced AR

RoadToVR: Facebook’s Expanded VR Policies Disallow “invading personal space” and “sexual gestures

UploadVR: The Business Of Showbusiness: How Atlas V Is Producing Some Of VR’s Best Movies

VRFocus: The Virtual Arena: The Ascendance Of Arena-Scale Entertainment – Part 1

VRFocus: The Virtual Arena: The Ascendance Of Arena-Scale Entertainment – Part 2

Polygon: The VR revolution has been 5 minutes away for 8 years

PC Gamer: Facebook VP of VR recommends checking your account is in ‘good standing’ before buying a Quest 2

Business Insider: The ousted founder of Facebook’s virtual-reality unit Oculus is paying a bounty to anyone who can hack his former employer’s new virtual-reality headset

GlobalNewswire: Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Studios Debut Episode One of Space Explorers: The ISS Experience, the Largest Production Ever Filmed in Space

VRScout: Amazon Introduces AR Packages In Celebration Of Halloween

TIME: Space Explorers: The ISS Experience Previews

VRScout: Building The Future Of Immersive Theater Technology With The Musical Theatre Factory

CNBC: The NBA made it through its pandemic season, now it looks to 5G and VR in a post-Covid world

VRScout: Spotify Launches 8th Wall Powered AR Experience For New Sam Smith Single

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XR for Media Newsfeed – October 10, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VRScout: NYC VR Center, VR World, Re-Re-Opens Its Doors To The Public

VR Focus: David Attenborough’s Micro Monsters Comes To Life On Oculus TV

Variety: ‘Amy’ Director Asif Kapadia Debuts in XR Space With ‘Laika’ (EXCLUSIVE)

UploadVR: London Film Festival VR: Free New Experiences To Check Out From Today

VRScout: The Weather Channel Uses Mixed Reality To Explain The Dangers Of Fire Tornadoes

VRScout: Virtuix Reveals Omni One At-Home VR Treadmill

VRScout: VR Steampunk Opera ‘Miranda’ Is Visually Stunning But Needs Improvement

Digital Bodies: The Festival Collection: A Platform for Creative VR Projects

Esquire: The Artful Opulence of Watching Netflix With the Oculus Quest 2 Proves VR Isn’t Just for Gaming

AR Insider: Did Nintendo Just Reinvent AR?

RoadToVR: NVIDIA to Launch CloudXR Streaming on Amazon’s Cloud Platform Early Next Year

TIME: Camera Designed by Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Arrives at ISS to Capture First-Ever Virtual Reality Spacewalk

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 27, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Digital Bodies: Oculus Rift S Gone – The End of PC-only VR Headsets?

Slate: The Race to Map Reality so Silicon Valley Can Augment It Is On

Auganix.org: VRStudios launches Virtual Reality sports platform to integrate players’ at home and LBE VR gaming experiences

Variety: VR Content Producers Eye Online Distribution Opportunities

Variety: Michel Reilhac on How Festivals Are Launching a Joint VR Platform

Variety: NewImages Festival Seeks to Be a ‘Lab for New Forms of Visual Storytelling’

The Verge: Facebook is turning VR into a platform – but some indie developers fear its power

Page Six: Stars are lining up for Van Jones’ virtual reality-TV experiment

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 19, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

Variety: Oculus Unveils Next-Gen Quest 2 VR Headset Aimed at Broader Market, Will Phase Out Rift S

Variety: Facebook to Launch Line of Smart Glasses in 2021, Starting With AR-Enabled Ray-Bans

VRScout: Facebook’s Project Aria Will Pave The Way For Consumer-Friendly AR

VRScout: The Oculus Quest 2: Price, Release Date, Accessories Announced

VRScout: Oculus Quest 2’s ‘Infinite Office’ Lets You Create Your Own Virtual Workspace

RoadToVR: Oculus Quest 2 Review – The Best Standalone Headset Gets Better in (Almost) Every Way

VRFocus: Oculus Rift S Is Being Discontinued In Spring 2021

Axios: NYT, Facebook launch multi-year augmented reality reporting project

Vox.com: We’re closer to holographic meetings than you think

AR Insider: Facebook Connect: The AR Angle

Immersive Shooter: Facebook Connect: The 5 Biggest Announcements for Immersive Journalists

VRScout: Miranda: A Live Steampunk VR Opera Where You Play As Judge & Jury

ASUNow: Dreamscape Immersive, ASU launch bold partnership to bring cutting-edge virtual reality to learners worldwide

VRScout: Venice VR Curators Offer A Behind-The-Scenes Look At This Year’s Incredible Projects

UploadVR: Best Of Venice VR 2020: Oculus Quest Impressions

Animation Magazine: Venice Film Festival Crowns Animated VR Winners

UploadVR: Venice VR: Players Are Joining Live Performances, Not Just Games

VRFocus: Baba Yaga, Paper Birds, Paper Beast & More Make Raindance Immersive’s 2020 Selection

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XR for Media Newsfeed – September 12, 2020

Here are this week’s top stories on VR, AR, and MR in the Media industry:

VRScout: Powerful VR Documentary ‘The Choice’ Awarded Two Kaleidoscope Grants

VentureBeat: Spaces is one more tile in Apple’s incomprehensibly large AR/VR mosaic

Forbes: Social VR, Facebook Horizon And The Future Of Social Media Marketing

VentureBeat: The AR/VR ecosystem — Are we there yet?

VRFocus: 5G Operators Using Felix & Paul Studios’ Upcoming Space Explorers Series To Showcase Tech

Animation Magazine: HBO Launches VR Event Series ‘Lovecraft Country: Sanctum’ Spotlighting Black Artists

Wired: Covid Snuffed Out Burning Man—but the Festival Goes On in VR

VentureBeat: Jon Favreau’s Gnomes & Goblins VR game debuts on September 23 after 5 years of work

FastCompany: I was skeptical about attending Burning Man in VR, but it’s great

Variety: Taiwan’s TAICCA Bets Big on VR Content at Venice Film Festival

UploadVR: Baba Yaga VR Review: A Star-Studded, Sweet But Safe VR Movie From Baobab (Venice VR)

VRFocus: Oculus Venues Expands Beta Access Ahead Of Facebook Connect

The Ghost Howls: The MetaMovie review: Theater meets Virtual Reality in a fun adventure

VRFocus: Venice VR Expanded: A Festival Of Immersive Imagination

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