Ethan Miller

17 Magazines | 2,217 Articles | 2,031 Followers | 456 Likes | @ethan | Design at Flipboard

First Glimpse of Minecraft Being Played with Oculus Touch at MINECON 2016

Here’s the first footage of Minecraft being played with both an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch controllers, courtesy of this year’s MINECON event.<p>This …

Minecraft

Random space filling tiling of the plane

Initial concept and inspiration by John Shier.<br>Additional examples by John Shier: statistical_geometry_examples.pdf<p>The following illustrates a …

Mathematics

Google Daydream SDK Launches Out of Beta, Adds Unity Integration

After announcing Daydream earlier this year, Google’s platform for high-end virtual reality on Android, the company has now says the Daydream VR SDK …

Google

This Vest Makes Virtual Reality Feel Real

Virtual reality puts you inside your games, but what if you could feel them? At this year's Tokyo Game Show, Woojer announced the Vest (yes, that's …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey is funding Trump’s racist meme machine

Admits involvement with pro-Trump nonprofit, deletes Reddit account.<p>The stream of racist, sexist, and economically illiterate memes appearing in …

Oculus Rift

Five Universal Tasks of 3D User Interfaces with Doug Bowman

In 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave “The Mother of All Demos” where he gave the first public demonstration of a mouse as a computer control device. For …

UI Design

Hands-on: Capcom’s Resident Evil “Kitchen” Demo is Terrifying on PSVR

Capcom brought its <i>Resident Evil VII “Kitchen”</i> demo to PAX West this year, and Road to VR went hands on to try it out. The demo takes place before the …

Resident Evil

Developing a New Eye Interaction Model with Eyefluence

I had a chance to do a demo of Eyefluence, which has created a new model for eye interactions within virtual and augmented reality apps. Rather than …

Virtual Reality

Magic Leap's 'chief game wizard' has big ideas for the mixed reality future

Graeme Devine was enjoying his time away from games, walking his dog along the beach in Santa Cruz, California. He was essentially retired.<p>But that …

Virtual Reality

Futuretown is Bringing Motion Platform Arcade Thrills to VR

Taipei based virtual reality company Futuretown is planning to build a out of home destination where you can experience custom built VR game …

Virtual Reality

The Ambitious ‘Loading Human’ is a PlayStation VR Launch Title

Ambitious Sci-fi adventure game <i>Loading Human</i> from developers Untold Games is one of the first made-for-VR titles we covered and it’s now been …

Virtual Reality

Discovering Near Field VR Stop Motion with a Touch of Light Fields and a Dash of Redirection

Framestore VR on Digital Lightfield Workflows & VR Ad Campaigns

When I was at SIGGRAPH this year, one of the hottest topics was figuring out the workflows for how to deal with the complexity of capturing, …

Virtual Reality

A Long History of Generated Poetics: cutups from Dickinson to Melitzah

<i>This is a transcription of a talk</i> <i>originally given at Wordhack</i><i>, a monthly event at Babycastles exploring the intersection of language and …

Hololens' Inside-out Tracking Is Game Changing for AR & VR, and No One Is Talking about It

Augmented reality, while growing in buzz, has been around in some form or another for more than two decades. But immersive head-mounted AR for …

Virtual Reality

Oculus Touch Price Revealed in London GAME Store

Touch, the long awaited natural input controller for the Oculus Rift, still doesn’t have an official price or release date—but a tweet from Nick …

London

Tsang Kin-Wah

Tsang Kin-Wah: The Infinite Nothing, Hong Kong in Venice | The 56th Venice Biennale

Leaked Input Device May Explain Why Investors Just Dropped $120 Million into Thalmic Labs

Thalmic Labs, makers of the gesture control armband MYO may be working on a new VR controller, a wristband device which senses the position of your …

Patents

The Permutated Poems of Brion Gysin

Tags:<p>Description (in English):<p>A series of sound poetry recordings for which Brion Gysin was invited to perform for the BBC radio in 1960. These …

Innoactive’s ‘VR Suitcase’ is a Portable, Self-Contained HTC Vive Demo Station

Innoactive has answered the call of nomadic VR developers on-the-go with a super slick portable pop-up, self-powered Vive station in a case, it’s …

Virtual Reality

These Tiny Sensors Will Let You Build Lighthouse Tracked Headsets and Peripherals

With Valve’s move to open up its Lighthouse tracking technology to third parties, Triad Semiconductor is soon to be selling specialized chips which …

Lighthouses

Twitter now supports Sketchfab embeds - Sketchfab Blog

We’re thrilled to announce that Twitter has added native Sketchfab support! You can now share and browse 3D & VR scenes directly from tweets without …

Blogging

PlayStation VR Accessories Hit Major Online Retailers

With the PlayStation VR launch just around the corner—October 13th to be exact—major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop have started to …

Web Culture

Second-gen Lighthouse Chip Could Reduce Cost, Improve Tracking on HTC Vive 2

A new chip that Valve is recommending for use in future SteamVR headsets and accessories brings improved performance and significant power reduction …

Lighthouses

What Dungeons & Dragons Can Teach Us About Storytelling in VR

Dungeons & Dragons is a form of collaborative storytelling that isn’t constrained by time or budget. Because it’s all happening within the theater of …

Virtual Reality

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, an ordinary medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate …

Photography

IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

'Sword Art Online: The Beginning' goes into alpha testing next month.<p>It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using …

Anime

Spherica's Stabilization Technology Used in HBO's 'Westworld' VR Experience

HBO premiered a VR experience for their new <i>Westworld</i> series at TechCrunch Disrupt, and they used Spherica’s camera stabilization technology in order …

Virtual Reality

'Metro' Devs 4A Games Ready to Reveal Oculus Touch Title, First Glimpses Here

4A Games, the developers behind the popular sci-fi shooter franchise ‘Metro’, are not only allegedly working on an Oculus Rift title with Touch …

Oculus Rift