Tag Archives: AR

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: 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

People.com: 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 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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XR for Media Newsfeed – January 25, 2020

This week’s news includes Sundance 2020 VR experiences; Colin Farrell voicing a VR character; a VR climate change experience; Oculus drops the Go from its business platform; Disney’s “Frozen 2” VR short; Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the Ultimate VR; and the BBC’s VR learnings from library partnership:

UploadVR: A New Children’s Book Uses VR And AR To Create Immersive Storytelling

UploadVR: Sundance Film Festival 2020 Begins This Week, Featuring Several VR Experiences

Variety: UniFrance Puts Spotlight on Emerging French VR Sector at Rendez-Vous

UploadVR: Watch Colin Farrell Voice VR In Gloomy Eyes Behind-The-Scene Video

UploadVR: Oculus, UN, Sida and XR Impact Present New Climate Change VR Experience, Be Earth

TheVerge: Oculus is dropping the Oculus Go from its business platform

c|Net: Disney’s ‘top secret’ Frozen 2 VR short is heading to Sundance this month

TechCrunch: Disney’s ‘Myth: A Frozen Tale’ should be a case study for anyone filmmaking in VR

VR/focus: CES 2020 Interview: Collaborating In A Mixed Reality World With Spatial

UploadVR: VR Movies Dear Angelica And Henry Arrive On Oculus Quest, But You Should Watch Them With Link

UploadVR: Star Wars: Rise Of The Resistance Shows Why Disney Parks Are The Ultimate VR

BBC: Getting VR to mainstream audiences: what we learnt from our partnership with local libraries


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XR for Media Newsfeed – January 18, 2020

This week’s news includes CES 2020 wrap-ups; Disney’s “Frozen 2” VR short; artist uses VR to recreate lost ecosystems; Bigscreen’s VR partnership with Paramount continues; Doctor Who VR Experience “The Runaway”; VRrOOm launces VR platform for immersive live events, and more!

Digital Bodies: Samsung’s AR Glasses Revealed at CES 2020

UploadVR: CES 2020 VR And AR News Roundup: Everything You Might Have Missed

TheGamer: Location Based Virtual Reality Needs Esports To Survive

Animation Magazine: Disney’s ‘Myth’ VR Stirs the Spirits of ‘Frozen II’

Forbes: The Age Of Virtual Reality Tourism Is Fast Approaching

ArtNet News: This Artist Is Using VR to Recreate Lost Ecosystems in the Era of Climate Change

VRScout: Oculus Cinema Takeover Is How The Modern Moviegoing Experience Should Be

VR/focus: Bigscreen Cinema’s Partnership With Paramount Continues Adding More Content

Geek.com: Enter the TARDIS in ‘Doctor Who’ VR Special ‘The Runaway

UploadVR: CES 2020: A Reality Check For The VR And AR Industries

VoyageLA: Meet Christina Heller of Metastage in Sylmar

VRScout: Triton VR Brings Multiplayer Location-Based VR To Quest, Free Alpha Available

UploadVR: Editorial: For A Shot At Survival HTC Vive May Have To Leave Consumers Behind

c|Net: Disney’s ‘top secret’ Frozen 2 VR short is heading to Sundance this month

Broadway World: MelodyVR Launches Virtual Reality Music Discovery Month Feat. Ashnikko and More

a.list: Virtual And Mixed Reality Dominate CES As Consumer Adoption Of Tech Goes Mainstream

VRScout: Bigscreen Announces New Lineup Of Space-Themed Movies Heading To VR Theaters

Hartford Courant: A brand new virtual reality exhibit will take you behind the scenes of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I have a dream’ speech

Variety: VRrOOm to Launch VR Platform for Immersive, Multi-User Streaming of Live Events


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