Virtual World

Facebook's new VR social space offers a glimpse of the true social potential of VR

When Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus in 2014 and declared that virtual reality was going to be a social platform, we can't pretend we didn't take part …

Virtual Reality

Neuroreality: The New Reality is Coming. And It's a Brain Computer Interface.

The Virtual World<p>With the release of the Oculus Rift in March 2016, the age of virtual reality (VR) truly began. VR tech had been generating buzz …

Technology

Real Money, Virtual Reality

For most of us, VR today means donning some heavy face mask contraption and flailing your arms (to the amusement of others) in an immersive reality that only you can see. But you better believe the virtual world is going to become an increasingly compelling place to think about your money -- how …

Virtual Reality

These Messages From Creeps On The Internet Show How Even The Virtual World Isn’t Safe For Women

While social media has really helped us out with staying in touch with friends and expanding our network, you can't deny that it has also brought a …

Feminism

Google Testing VR to Re-Energise Boring Training Videos

Re-Energise Boring Training VideosEverybody at some point or another has experienced the dulling experience of company training videos. Of course, …

Virtual Reality

Your Personal Sim: Pt 5 — Deep Training

The Brave New World of Smart Agents and their Data<p><b>A Multi-Part Series</b><p>Part 1 — Your Attention Please<br>Part 2 — Why Agents Matter<br>Part 3 — The Agent …

Bitcoin

Northern Ireland theatre to collaborate with Minecraft video game

The Playhouse Theatre in Derry/Londonderry has announced plans to stage a play in the video game Minecraft.<p>Playcraft Live will be a co-production …

Northern Ireland

Are Events Ready For Live VR Streaming?

<b>Oculus Rift users can now broadcast their VR experience straight to Facebook Live. Could live VR streaming be the catalyst for mass VR adoption?</b><p>VR …

Virtual Reality

Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech: Real Wisdom From a Virtual World

Good morning.<p>I’m in Aspen this morning, where <i>Fortune Brainstorm Tech</i> is about to get underway. Appearing under the conference big top this afternoon: …

Augmented Reality

Magnus #2

In the aftermath of a high-profile murder committed by an artificial intelligence, psychologist Kerri Magnus has been tasked by the authorities to …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook is still trying to get people pumped about virtual reality

Facebook is adding more livestreaming to virtual reality.<p>There are lots of things you can do using virtual reality, you probably just aren’t aware of them.<p>So says Facebook. That belief is one of the main reasons the company announced Wednesday that it’s adding live video streaming to its social VR …

Virtual Reality

Social Media: The Way Forward

I’ve been hitting the sauce pretty hard every single day for the past decade. The social media sauce, that is. It’s been a huge part of my career and life. I’m grateful to have had a front row perspective and hands-on participation with some of the biggest events, campaigns and personalities that …

Social Media Marketing

IoT sensors empower the senses that bring AI to life

<i>“Everything we call real is made up of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Niels Bohr</i><p>For many, the “virtual world” of AI and the “real world” in which we live seem to perpetually be at odds. With AI largely being academic or theoretical in nature for most of the past 60 years, it’s easy to …

Internet of Things

From Media Space to Virtual Space – Muzli -Design Inspiration

<i>By</i> <i>Henry Cowling</i><i>, Creative Director, UNIT9</i><p>Brands are developing virtual experiences to get audiences to participate in their ecosystem. But is the …

Virtual Reality

There are four types of Facebook users. Which one are you?

There are four different types of Facebook user, ranging from people who use the social network to build on real-world relationships, to those …

Lifestyle

Virtually cutting edge: Top five VR gadgets that can change your world forever

Here is the selection of the most promising VR gadgets that can change your world forever.<p>Virtual reality has been making waves in the tech industry …

Virtual Reality

VRcade Arena promises 8-person, ‘warehouse-scale’ multiplayer

Why it matters to you<p>What's better than donning a headset and playing games in virtual reality? Sharing that virtual world with up to seven of your …

Virtual Reality

Mixed Reality: Where The Virtual World And IoT Collide

Shutterstock<p>Chances are you are among the adventurous legions now exploring new worlds through virtual reality. Maybe you’ve toured the Louvre and hiked the Grand Canyon from the comfort of your home office. Or perhaps you’ve taken a virtual 200-mph lap at the Grand Prix behind the wheel of a …

Augmented Reality

The Art of World-Making | Issue 95

You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

British Philosophy

Impact of Virtual Reality Technology On Various Sectors

This column is authored by Yogesh Jain, Digital Marketing Executive, NewGen Apps<p>There are many reasons why virtual reality is huge today. Besides the …

Virtual Reality

Théoriz recreates the Holodeck with AR tech and projectors

If you had to list the most mind-blowing tech demos in recent memory, Microsoft's Hololens AR headset would need to be included, as would its projector-enhanced Illumiroom. A company called Théoriz from Lyon, France has married both of those things to create a "mixed reality room" that uses …

Augmented Reality

Hovering: A Virtual Reality (VR) film

Explore an extraterrestrial virtual world, constructed from physical elements digitally-scanned in nature. Set to vivid music by Shigeto.

Virtual Reality

How Virtual Reality is disrupting the fitness industry

How Virtual Reality is disrupting the fitness industry<p>We all set out with the best intentions of going to the gym – only for something more appealing …

Virtual Reality

Moscow startup eyes global expansion with free-roam VR experiences

Anvio VR offers a completely immersive experience and is currently the only company to offer full-body tracking <br>photo: Anvio VR<p>Russian virtual …

Virtual Reality

Step into Portal Virtual Reality Arcade and Lounge

It can feel silly at first wearing the large black goggles, but that’s the last thing on your mind when you find yourself on top of a high-rise …

Virtual Reality

dionysis toumazis’ interreality exploration depicts a different perspective of the world

the project focuses on the transformation of people as they look for meaning and change in their lives.The post dionysis toumazis’ interreality …

Virtual Reality

Nitty Gritty: Weaving A Fetching Environmental Narrative In Games

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

How Virtual Reality Is Disrupting The Fitness Industry

<b>Virtual Reality is the most exciting thing to ever hit the personal fitness industry.</b><p>We all set out with the best intentions of going to the gym – …

Virtual Reality

Indian Ensemble's latest play throws light on cyber human trafficking, desire in the digital world

The discourse on human trafficking as modern day slavery, especially concerning child trafficking, is a pretty straightforward one.<p>Unlike voluntary …

Slavery

When Will Virtual Reality Be Able to Connect Directly to Our Minds?

VR on the Mind<p>The technology for virtual reality (VR) has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past few years. From teaching us chemistry to …

Virtual Reality