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Scientists Discover Simple Psychological Tools to Battle Fake News

A link between conspiracy theories and childhood fantasies reveals coping strategies.<p>We don’t usually think of fake news and conspiracy theories as …

Psychology

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

Employment

Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

The theoretical physicist John Wheeler once used the phrase “great smoky dragon” to describe a particle of light going from a source to a photon …

Quantum Mechanics

With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in the gaming industry: Vicon, Cubic Motion, …

VR headsets have become the new arthouse—the best of SXSW’s fantastic VR festival

David Attenborough gave me fossils. Jessica Chastain whispered me through a black hole.<p>After roughly three years of commercial viability, virtual …

Virtual Reality

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition

In business, storytelling matters. Here's how to make it work for you.<p>Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to …

8 Documentaries With Absolutely Crazy Twists

Everyone loves a good plot twist, but it’s so much more incredible when that twist is real. When documentaries can catch the unpredictable, the …

Walking Inside This Crystal Universe Is Like Wandering the Universe

I want to step inside the Crystal Universe installation by TeamLab and just never leave. It’s an immersive art exhibit that’s been around various …

Chornobyl360 Proves VR Will Change The Way We Remember History

Virtual reality has many amazing capabilities. It can transport us to fantastical realms and far flung galaxies. It can reunite us with friends and …

Why Facebook’s Lovely New VR Film, Shot in Grand Central, Is So Unlike Most 360° Videos

In the infancy of virtual reality, two opposing extremes of 360° films have tended to dominate the brand space. On the one hand, you have your epic …

Estonia wants to become a 'country as a service' and already has 10,000 virtual residents

But its most radical project is e-residency — letting people from around the world become digital residents of Estonia online.<p>"The question is how can we increase the customer base in Estonia because if you want to be a richer country you need more customers and we don't get those customers," Taavi …

Blockchain

Samsung’s Creative Chief Explains Why VR Is the ‘Next Frontier of Storytelling’

From opening a cool experiential space in New York's trendy Meatpacking District to bringing virtual reality to the masses, Samsung is determined to …

Doug Liman Will Direct The First Scripted Virtual Reality Series 'Invisible'

A scripted virtual reality television show… I wonder how many filmmakers were contemplating such an idea 20 years ago. Filmmaker <b>Doug Liman</b> (<i>Edge of</i> …

Redefining The Axiom Of Story: The VR And 360 Video Complex

Devon Dolan Contributor<p>Devon Dolan is an associate at Cinetic Media, where he focuses on strategic initiatives and financial analysis on behalf of filmmakers, financiers, distributors and media companies.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>A new content distribution paradigm for VR and 360 video<p>Michael …

Perch lets you turn nearly any device with a camera into a smart home security system

For home owners and renters alike, there are countless of gadgets that can help them remotely monitor their home through a smartphone. Perch, a new startup born out of the Samsung Accelerator program, wants to do away with useless hardware and let you turn a camera you may already own into a …

Introducing Limbo, a VR camera movement technique by the developers of Colosse

One of the big challenges with VR storytelling lies within the constraints on camera movement forced upon us by this tiny detail called simulator …

Relieve Your Stress in the Rage Room

Boss hit you with shit-ton of work right before 5? Have more errands to run than you can handle? Get a little relief with some time in the Rage Room, …

Mike Trout

VR: Finding The Storytelling Language of A New Medium

<b>By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson)</b><p>Virtual reality--as both an art form and an industry--is still pretty much uncharted territory. The maps that we do have, limited as they are, come from other disciplines. Film and games are the two mediums that are most commonly evoked when talking about VR, and we …

Oculus' Story Studio to discover VR film grammar

Oculus has undeniably become a familiar name in the technology industry. Best known for their virtual reality headset, the Oculus Rift, they are …

Virtual Reality is more than just a new technology, it’s a whole new medium

We started The Campfire Union with the idea that we wanted to find ways of using new technologies to create positive change in the world. We don’t …

Oculus partners with VR studio to craft content for Rift launch

Facebook’s VR company Oculus has partnered with virtual reality film mavericks Felix & Paul Studios to produce a slate of immersive experiences for the Rift headset.<p>The studio, which has previously developed VR experiences like Jurassic World for Samsung’s Gear VR headset, will write, direct and …

Google looking for Jump VR camera rig testers

Google is investing a lot of its efforts and resources into helping jump start the VR revolution. They went nuts at Google IO, where they announced a new Google Cardboard, Google Expeditions and Jump VR, an all around set of tools for creating VR content.<p>It’s especially exciting to see Jump VR …

Virtual Reality

Go Behind The Scenes On Justin Lin and Google’s 360-Degree Short Film “Help”

In this making-of video from the visual effects team behind the film, The Mill, the technical and creative processes involved get explored more …

Now You Can Rent Movies From Gumroad

Gumroad, a startup that helps creators sell digital goods, now allows those creators to make items available for rent, too.<p>It seems like an obvious addition — I’m used to renting movies from iTunes, and the Gumroad system is pretty similar (although it’s a little more generous, time-wise). But a …

Virtual reality is not the (immediate) future of film

Virtual reality was the belle of this year's Sundance Film Festival. Immersive exhibitions displayed on face-hugging headsets told powerful stories in lifelike worlds, in 360 degrees and with the viewer in control of the camera. Virtual reality brought Syria to an audience in Utah and made those …

Virtual reality aids children with autism - Technology & science - Innovation - Frontiers | NBC News

A playmate named Sam, a talking dog named Buddy and an Israeli street leading to a Toys"R"Us store all have starring roles in a new generation of virtual reality games designed to teach basic safety and social skills to children diagnosed with autism.<p>For school-aged children with autism spectrum …

Virtual Reality, The Empathy Machine

I am standing on a street in Syria when the bomb goes off. My ears ring so loud I can hardly hear the screams as I stumble through the smoke. Looking down, there’s a man cradling a crimson-soaked loved one on the curb. Others run for cover. I pull off my virtual reality headset.<p>I’ve never been to …