At the recent IVRPA conference in Quebec, we announced that we will soon begin accepting 360º video. Our goal is to create a high quality, curated collection of 360º videos that will be of interest to both our licensing customers and to those of our distribution partner, Getty Images.

Now you can upload your best 360º videos to 360Cities

We have now launched 360 video pages ( that are similar to our panorama pages. We started by asking a few contributors to share some videos with us in order to create a small 360 Video Gallery.

Today we’re announcing the soft launch of 360º video to all 360Cities contributors
Please note that we are still working on our video converter and testing performance over a variety of devices, video formats, and video sizes, so we ask your understanding and patience if you experience any hiccups.

We will eventually promote this new collection to our website visitors and licensing customers, so any videos uploaded will be available for licensing by default. And of course, if we license any videos of yours, it will mean royalty payments for you.As this is a soft launch, and we are still working on the backend, we ask that you opt in by emailing Elena at with subject line: “360ºVideo – Opt In”.

1. Once you are opted in
Once you opted in, you’ll see a new “Upload Video” link in the top menu of your account dashboard.


2. Content guidelines and recommendations

You can upload videos of your choice, but we recommend the following types:

Places, Spaces, Landmarks, Places of Interest, Landscapes (Rural and Urban), The Unseen and The Inaccessible.Specific examples include:

Woodland, forests, deserts, beaches, fields, beautiful landscapes, snowy locations, ocean environments, urban street scenes, underwater, mountain views, bustling cities at night, lakes, rivers, iconic views, weather based content (raining/snowing/high winds), travel (planes/trains/automobiles), coral reefs, volcanic environments, landscape gardens, moorland, sports pitches (football/rugby/tennis/basketball/American football), sand dunes….

Create static videos of things around you in motion. Static videos are easier to create and less likely to cause motion sickness in VR.
Limit or avoid creator attribution (your name and logo) inside of your videos to increase their attractiveness in VR and their chances of being licensed.

3. Technical specifications

  • Format: .mp4, .m4v or .mov
  • Duration: 10 – 60 seconds
  • Aspect ratio: 2:1
  • Resolution: minimum resolution of 2048×1024
  • Audio: not required
  • Maximum size: 4GB

4. How to upload

  • We recommend that you use Google Chrome, because it shows accurate upload progress information.
  • Sign in to your account, go to the Dashboard and click the “Upload Video” link in the top menu.
  • Choose a thumbnail image and upload it. (The thumbnail image should be the same resolution as your video file.)
  • Add a title, description and tags, following the instructions given.
  • Click Save. Your 360º video will now be processed.
5. Report issues
Please report issues and suggestions for improvement to!forum/360cities under the category: “360º Video issues and questions”.
We look forward to building an awesome collection of 360º videos with you!


The 360Cities Team

The new discovery will allow to touch the video, not just watching it


The new discovery will allow to touch the video, not just watching it. Watching video is basically a fairly passive action. Information coming to your eyes, the brain processes them and you accept them. However, the researchers of the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence of the American University of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new technology that videos could do more interactive.


Not quite directly related with AR or VR, but these technologies are mentioned and it definitely worth reading;

Can technology revolutionize the way Americans worship?


Late on a school night this spring, 26-year-old University of California Santa Barbara student Yankoff got an idea. Yankoff, a graduate student studying software engineering, was trying to study and like many students stress was getting to him.

He wanted an outlet and he needed to talk to someone, but it was the wee hours of the morning — too late, he felt, even to reach out to friends on Facebook and risk waking them with a notification. That got Yankoff thinking.


The New York Times Used Thousands Of Old Photos To Recreate Olympic Stadiums In VR


The New York Times is one of the most well respected and venerable news outlets in the United States. It is also one of the few “old school” organizations that seems to be prioritizing and understanding the new immersive medium beginning to crop up. To that end, the Times launched the NYT VR application and began filling it with 360-degree content.


What’s the Difference Between HoloLens, Meta & Magic Leap?


Augmented and mixed reality started as a lofty promise that’s just now taking form, but with several companies taking somewhat different approaches, it’s hard to understand what’s what. Let’s take a look at the three big players and what they’re doing: HoloLens, Meta, and Magic Leap.


Why the year of VR glasses will morph into the decade of AR


Innovative new applications using virtual reality headsets are seemingly popping up everywhere these days, especially in the gaming, education, and entertainment arenas. While we will likely look back at 2016 as the year of VR, many industry observers believe augmented reality (AR) glasses may actually rule the day in a few short years.


Crisis and opportunity. How one VR startup is capturing the 360 degree reality of the World’s most vulnerable people.


Four boats approach the small harbor of Skala on the Greek island of Lesbos. The first vessel is occupied by agents of Frontex, the European Union border-control unit. The men are dressed in black, from helmets to combat boots. They tow the second boat, an inflatable dinghy with flimsy plywood baseboards that’s crammed from pontoon to pontoon with extremely cold people. Earlier this morning a smuggler in Izmir, Turkey, filled the raft with refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan, handed the throttle to a young man who’d never driven a boat, and pointed toward Greece. Like so many of the thousands of vessels provided by human-smuggling mafias, this one didn’t have enough fuel and ran out of gas somewhere in the middle of the Aegean.

Facebook introduces guided tours and a heatmapping tool for 360 videos


Facebook has launched two new creator tools designed to give publishers additional insights into how people respond to their 360 videos. More than 250,000 videos with this capability have been uploaded to the social network since September, and as adoption continues to increase, there’s going to be a need to give creators information about what’s performing and how to make adjustments to have a better experience for people.


This man is cycling around the UK in virtual reality using Google Street View


So much so, that nausea can be a problem, especially when he’s navigating complex routes — like roundabouts — that have been squashed into only a few layers of depth. “The problem [is that I’m] telling the ‘bike’ in VR to face in the direction of the path it was moving along,” says Puzey. “Then I had a breakthrough and realized if I make it face about 5 meters ahead of where I was it made an enormous improvement.”


These global research centers are a proof that virtual reality is more than gaming


In a 2016 report, Goldman Sachs indicate that video games will make up the largest portion in the virtual reality economy. Multiple headsets are on sale for consumers, mostly targeting the gamers. However this doesn’t mean that VR is only about games.


How NASA uses virtual reality to train astronauts


The first time an astronaut takes a spacewalk, in a way, it’s not his or her first time.

Thanks to virtual reality, NASA can make sure the people they put into space have some amount of experience under their belts before they have to perform complicated tasks in zero gravity.

We are back to brighten up your Monday, because who wouldn’t love to procrastinate a tiny bit and enjoy a couple of wonderful panoramic pictures, right?


Paine Waterfalls by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

This pano has basically everything – a stunning view, amazing colours and a lovely piece of nature. Marcio took this one in Chile, the Paine waterfalls look just wonderful. Great work here!


Gacka Spring by Zeljko Soletic (click the picture to open the pano)

Here’s another one, similar to the previous pano by Marcio Cabral. Lovely village Ličko Lešće in Croatia, a nice little stream flowing underneath the photographer and just look at the sun setting behind the woods in the back. Brilliant!


Wanagarren Nature Reserve by Night by Paean Ng (click the picture to open the pano)

I guess there’s never enough Milky way panos, right? This time, Paean captured it in the Wanagarren Nature Reserve in Australia and it looks just wonderful.


Milky Way Over Campo Imperatore by Flavio Di Mattia (click the picture to open the pano)

On another pano, the Milky Way was captured in Italy, from one of the peaks from the Apennines near Campo Imperatore.


Milky Way by Bane Obradović (click the picture to open the pano)

Aaaand the last, but not least, here’s a Milky Way captured from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Once again, we love the colours on this one. So which one of the three do you like the most?


Here’s a couple more panos to brighten up your day:

Boardwalk of Quebec at night by David Vasicek (click the picture to open the pano)

Wynyard Crossing Bridge by Christian Kleiman (click the picture to open the pano)

Modine-Benstead Observatory by Aaron Priest (click the picture to open the pano)

Petrovaradin Fortress by Zoran Strajin (click the picture to open the pano)

Inside a Fairy Chimney by Heiner Straesser (click the picture to open the pano)

You know we love to bring you some wonderful panoramic photos from nature – amazing landscapes, beautiful starry skies, quiet forests – there are many places that look just right for taking panos. But hey – there’s a lot to admire at places that men created, too!


São José Place by Eduardo Ricken Mattiello (click the picture to open the pano)

Let’s start with a couple of panos taken from the sky. Like this one from a town of Campo Mourão in Brazil. Quite a view, right?


HK China BorderEast Kowloon Corridor and Rainbow Bridge by wongchichuen (click the picture to open the panos)

Panoramic photos by Wong Chi Chuen are actually one of the best that 360Cities offer and there three are no exception. Three brilliant shots show you how beautiful Hong Kong is – a contrast of the Shenzhen River and the skyscrapers, then an amazing night shot and a wonderful rainbow. Wow!


Buddhist Pagoda in Marble Mountains by Alexey Miroshnikov (click the picture to open the pano)

We’ll stay in Asia for a little while. This Buddhist Pagoda in Vietnam was built way earlier than the skyscrapers of Hong Kong, but that doesn’t make the panoramic photo more or less interesting. Or does it?


Sunrise by Heiner Straesser (click the picture to open the pano)

When you’re a panoramic photographer, you need to sacrifice something in order to make the best photo – like sleeping, for example. Heiner did just that, woke up early and captured this wonderful sunrise in Turkey. Totally worth it!


In case you want more, keep scrolling!


Nyhavn at sunrise by Alex Mayer (click the picture to open the pano)

Calle Bastion Bridge by Chris Ellenbogen (click the picture to open the pano)

From the top of North tower of Saint Peter cathedral by J-P. Scherrer (click the picture to open the pano)

The Corridor by TJ Shemaly (click the picture to open the pano)

Eiffel Tower Carousel by Zeljko Soletic (click the picture to open the pano)

World War II Memorial by Joseph Schanuel (click the picture to open the pano)

The rear tract of skyscrapers in the district Wan Chai by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

Braga Cathedral by Santiago Ribas (click the picture to open the pano)

Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive


Astronauts and pilots use them. So do truck drivers and Formula One race-car drivers.

Now there is a virtual reality simulator specifically designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, learn how to drive.

According to current estimates, one in every 68 children in the United States has ASD. It is considered a life-long diagnosis. There is a great deal of individual differences in the nature and severity of the disorder, but it generally consists of impairments in social and communication skills combined with rigid, repetitive behaviors.


Virtual reality: Are health risks being ignored?


Virtual reality and augmented reality are gaining momentum as promising new technologies. The Samsung Gear VR headset unit sold out in many places over the holidays, and Facebook’s Oculus Rift headset was flooded with pre-orders this month.


The following article is old, but worth reading anyway:

10 ways virtual reality is revolutionizing medicine and healthcare


When people experience virtual reality for the first time, a common reaction is to start imagining all the different uses the technology might hold. Even within one industry, healthcare, the potential is open-ended. The good thing is that scientists and medical professionals have been at the drawing board for years now, developing and implementing virtual reality in ways that can help them train, diagnose, and treat in myriad situations.

Health Beat: Virtual reality for PTSD


In 2004, during a deployment to Iraq, former United States Marine Jimmy Castellanos came under fire. “It wasn’t until hours later that we learned that our platoon was hit and that my roommate had been killed,” Castellanos said. It wasn’t until a decade later that Castellanos began to process the trauma as a medical student in New York City.


Paper Peep Shows Were The Virtual Reality Of The 19th Century


Long before Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the paper peep show—a small, layered diorama that expands like an accordion to create the illusion of depth—was a way for audiences in the 19th century to peer into times and places beyond their own experience. A popular souvenir in their day, peep shows brought to life scenes of the completion of the Thames Tunnel and the Great Exhibition of 1851 to masquerade balls and theatrical stage sets. Now, they’re delightful pieces of ephemera from another time that suggest that desire for immersion in other worlds stretches back centuries.

Here comes the … virtual reality wedding. Couple preserves memories in VR


When Daniel and Ilana tied the knot in Guatemala City earlier this year, the couple wanted to create a modern-day time capsule that would allow them to relive the day.

“As we started to plan the wedding, it became clear we needed something that could truly capture everything about the day, in a way we could enjoy many times over,” said Daniel, who declined to share the couple’s last name.


Intel shows off mystery depth-sensing virtual reality accessory


An Intel engineer just tweeted out a photo of a new VR sensor prototype and suggested that VR would play a large role in the company’s developer conference late this month.

In the since-deleted tweet, Dimitri Diakopoulos, a senior prototyping engineer at Intel, showed off what he referred to as a depth-sensing prototype attachment for the HTC Vive.


Drones, virtual reality and fancy cameras: What Facebook hopes to do with its new hardware lab

Spencer Burns


Facebook built its fortune on the internet, that non-physical space where people share updates and digital videos with friends. But deep inside its Silicon Valley headquarters, engineers have stocked a new lab with computerized lathes, industrial mills and tools for making physical goods.

Watch the Olympics from ANY angle: BBC will show 100 hours of coverage at Rio in 360-degree virtual reality

The BBC is introducing 360-degree virtual reality video for viewers at home to get a more immersive view. The company is launching the new ‘experimental’ service in the UK on Friday which will be tested throughout the 2016 games.

LG’s new virtual reality headset has a problem: too much reality


As part of LG’s range of peripherals for its new G5 flagship smartphone, the company has created a lightweight virtual reality headset: the LG 360 VR. Like Samsung’s Gear VR, it’s powered by a smartphone. But unlike the Gear, it doesn’t use your smartphone’s screen as a display. Instead of slotting the G5 into the back of the headset, you attach it via a USB-C cable and use the 360’s own internal screens. This has the advantage of making the headset super light (just 118 grams), but that’s about the only good thing this thing has going for it.

Virtual Reality applications bring a new dimension to real estate


Imagine buying a house thousands of miles away at the comfort of your desk. Imagine you’re exploring the inside and outside of the property and experimenting the view from each and every window. Or even trying alternative view options by choosing different floors.

Afraid of crowds? Virtual reality may let you join without leaving home.


To be clear, we’re talking about actual crowds—the kind where hundreds or thousands of flesh-and-blood people converge on a physical place for fun or to make a point. But if crowds end up in the dustbin with coffee percolators and cloth diapers, it will happen because the risk and cost of joining a crowd are forcing us to consider alternatives at a time when alternatives seem good enough to satisfy our needs. And that moment is about to land. Actual crowds will soon be replaced by what we might call distributed crowds.

Broadcasters to offer Olympic audiences virtual reality viewing


The sandy shores of Copacabana beach may be nearly 6,000 miles away, but when the Rio Olympics gets underway on Friday, viewers will be able to soak up the atmosphere inside the stadium like never before, as organisers make use of virtual reality technology for the first time.

Space: The Biggest Problem Facing The Future Of Virtual Reality


Space and time. In sports like soccer, hockey or basketball, space and time are what players need to exercise their creativity and build success.
In the forthcoming world of virtual reality, space may be the most limiting factor for the future of adoption.
According to the Asian PlayStation website, the requirements for using the forthcoming PlayStation VR headset are very specific, reported PCMag.

I tried one of the World’s first virtual reality cinemas


Virtual reality promises to upend digital life as we know it. Gaming, shopping, teleconferencing, education, actual human screwing — in the next 10 years, VR is going to transform them all. (Heck, maybe even in just five.) First, though, it’s trying to change one of our most basic entertainment experiences, namely, how we sit in a dark room and watch movies together.

Welcome to Zuckerworld: Facebook’s really big plans for virtual reality


The office building on Facebook Way is in the unfinished style that honors materials like plywood, concrete, and steel. The I-beams supporting its soaring walls still have the builders’ chalk placement instructions on them. It takes a business making billions of high-margin dollars to make plywood and concrete seem so appealing. The merely ordinary have to put up drywall.

Virtual Reality Stock Photos Are Unintentionally Comic Genius


Virtual reality is finally here, and it’s revolutionizing entertainment. You can now put your phone in a plastic box, strap that box to your face, and immerse yourself in the world of, say, animated rabbits. It’s exciting, but what’s even more exciting is the accompanying deluge of delightfully terrible stock photos. Enterprising photographers have jumped on VR like it’s the next hoverboard, apparently without any real understanding of how people actually use it. As far as I can tell, they just handed knockoff headsets to moderately attractive models and told them to, “Look super excited or scared or whatever.” The results are glorious. I poured hours into curating the below images to bring you the best of the best—hackneyed CG graphics, unnatural poses, and a healthy dose of over-enthusiasm—all to help you see the potential of this new technology through the world’s most oblivious art form. 


The Augnet: Where Pokemon Goes from Here


Augmented reality gives us something that only Argentinian literary giant Jorge Luis Borges dared dream of–a map as vast as the terrain it demarcates. Pokemon Go is the first landmark augmented reality experience, but definitely not the last. Right now I imagine there are developers working on AR treasure hunts, games, and enterprise applications that will become the Pokemon Go of their various categories.

Artist Profile: Matteo Zamagni Uses VR to Hack the Senses


What is information? What is its relationship to meaning and structure? Does information exist apart from the material or medium by which it is transmitted? Matteo Zamagni’s VR experience Nature Abstraction offers a fascinating exploration of these questions. Like VR itself, the work challenges conventional notions of human perception and knowledge.










It’s Monday, which means your summary of the most wonderful panoramic photos is here. This week we’ll have a look at some amazing landscapes our community photographers captured – and there’s a lot to admire for sure.


Nordenskiöld glacier by luis davilla (click the picture to open the pano)

First lovely landscape to admire is this one by Luis. Norwegian untouched nature simply invites you to walk around – we can almost smell the fresh cold air here.


Sunset at Hahei Beach and Pier at Camp Bay by Christian Kleiman (click the pictures to open the panos)

From cold weather to a warm one. Who wouldn’t want to just go and have fun in the waves on this beautiful beach in New Zealand, under the clear blue sky? For sure, New Zeland has a lot to offer – and it’s not only about places you know from the Lord of the rings, right? The pier on the second pano is definitely one of them.


Mt. Lee – Hollywood Sign by Martin Hertel (click the picture to open the pano)

This is a place that everybody knows, but the pano was taken from quite an unusual angle. However, even though you always see the Hollywood sign from the other side, this view is not bad either. L.A. looks magnificent from over here.


Solar de Serrade – Alvarinho vineyard in autumn by Jorge Marcoa (click the picture to open the pano)

This must be one of the most peaceful panos our photographers have uploaded to 360Cities. Just have a look at the wonderful wine yard, while the sun sets on a nice autumn day. The only thing missing is a nice glass of wine, right?


Winter Sky’s at Ferryland Lighthouse by Brian Carey (click the picture to open the pano)

Back to cold places! We know the previous three panos made you feel pretty warm – and this one is not exactly the case. However, the sky above the lighthouse is amazing!


Moonlight Night @ Hok Tsui Wan by wongchichuen (click the picture to open the pano)

Speaking of the sky, here’s one more pano that you shouldn’t miss. We include Wong Chi Chuen’s pano in our summary regularly and this week won’t be an exception. Well deserved, though, as the clouds above the Cape D’Aguilar Marine Reserve look almost magical. Brilliant pano.


Want more? Here you go!

Standing inside Planinska Jama by Jürgen Matern (click the picture to open the pano)

VIRTUR-Rocinha, upper Part of Favela by Holger Jung-Gercke (click the picture to open the pano)

Aerial view from Seelisberg by Fabian (click the picture to open the pano)

Hay Paddock Vineyard by Christian Kleiman (click the picture to open the pano)

Have you ever been thinking what is it really like to be able to fly? About the freedom and all the things you can see from up there?

Sure – we have a plenty of options how to see the world from above, but it’s still not as easy as we would wish. However, we have 360Cities, where the photographers use their drones etc. to capture the view from the sky, so you can enjoy it every time you want.

Let’s have a look at some wonderful aerial panoramic photos uploaded recently.


Aerial Pano of Cows Farm by Christian Kleiman (click the picture to open the pano)

Wonderful view on New Zealand’s nature, one would say, but hey – this is actually a cow farm! Pretty nice one, to be honest, and the cows seem to enjoy their life there as well!


Sanctuary, Senhora da Peneda by Santiago Ribas – Aereal 360 (click the picture to open the pano)

Such an amazing place for a sanctuary, which is hiding in the shadow of mountains all around. Look carefully and don’t miss the little details – such as the wonderful stairway beneath the church and the road leading to the sanctuary.


Bayside, Miami by Ralph Nas (click the picture to open the pano)

What we like the most about this pano are the colors, making the picture look just like a movie. And it’s really good for just having a look around – ships cruising in the bay, or the unforgettable skyline of Miami.


Castle Lichtenstein by Dalibor Bosnjakovic (click the picture to open the pano)

Time for another medieval architecture! The Lichtenstein castle in Germany was built a bit earlier than the one on our second pano today. It’s looming majestically over the town of the same name, down there in the valley. What a wonderful view from up there!


Douro region classified as World Heritage by Santiago Ribas – 360portugal – Aereal 360 (click the picture to open the pano)

The Douro river area in Portugal is known not only for its natural heritage, but also for its wine. Just look at the wine yards on the hills all around, this definitely looks like a place where the good wine is made!


Slavonski Brod by banga (click the picture to open the pano)

Can an aerial pano get any better than this? Wonderful countryside of Croatia, a lovely sunset and the trees casting shadows at… wait, is it a wine yard, too? Nice!


Sunset at Sham Shui Po and In The Evening by wongchichuen (click the pictures to open the panos)

Now this is something special, too. Two brilliant aerial shots from the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kont, both during the day and in the evening. The cool this is how the city changes – first it’s grey, but it lights up when the night approaches.


Hālawa Bay Molokai by Dave Tonnes and Stilwell Road by kmnet (click the pictures to open the panos)

For our last two panos today, we’ll return back to the untouched nature. These places in Hawaii and China are so much different from the previous two. So what’s your choice?

Virtual reality works for games. But what about real life?


Earlier this week, Recode’s Mark Bergen became a football quarterback and The Verge’s Lauren Goode flew through a building.

These things didn’t really happen, but they sure felt real — and that was the point. Mark and Lauren were visiting Stanford University to better understand virtual reality. You can see what they saw on our Facebook page; they also played hockey, swam a coral reef sans scuba gear and walked a plank over a perilous pit.

How Virtual Reality Will Impact Businesses In The Next Five Years


Although not yet in the hands of everyday consumers, virtual and augmented reality are gaining traction.

From the Oculus Rift becoming a well-known name to other products showcasing at major conferences, VR and AR are finding their place in the market. And from virtual meetings to robust new ways of prototyping, both have the potential to impact the business world in the near future.

Consumers are feeling good about virtual reality

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Consumers have overwhelmingly positive feelings about virtual reality (VR) and the brands that use it, according to a new study by Greenlight VR cited in Adweek.

United Airlines Is Using Virtual Reality to Show Off Its Swanky New Business Class


Ever since United and Continental merged in 2010 to create the world’s largest airline, Daniel Cuellar’s department has been hard at work creating a swanky new business class called Polaris. It’s a rarified preserve in the front of United’s Boeing 777s complete with 16-inch high-definition screens at every seat, lobster on the menu and flat beds fitted with Saks Fifth Avenue sheets.

Virtual Reality Is Coming For Weddings


Destination weddings can be fraught with guest-list politics. Do I have to invite my second cousin’s inappropriate girlfriend? I’m inviting my high school best friend, but only because I’m sure she’ll decline. But now, literally anyone can attend your wedding—virtually, at least.

“Everyone always tells you, When you’re planning a wedding, it’ll fly by, be sure to enjoy it, and I knew they were right,” says Will Goldstone, who had his London nuptials recorded with a Kodak SP360 4K Action camera. “A 360 video allowed us not only to capture that viewpoint, but also to see guest reactions and the atmosphere in a way that would never be possible with ordinary video.”

You’ll be prepping for your next job interview in VR


Imagine a VR simulation in which you can speak in front of an audience of thousands of people shuffling in their seats. All of those faces in front of you may not be real, but the 360-film footage and audio will trick your brain into firing up all of those familiar nerves, invoking what the VR industry is calling “presence.”

What’s it like to use VR on magic mushrooms?


Tucked away in a finished basement, I’m watching her trek through her ownvirtual reality. I’m there to watch over her and keep her safe because she’s just taken a few grams of psychedelic mushrooms.

For as long as dystopian cyberpunk has been a thing, virtual reality has been looming over us as one of many future-bound apocalyptic scenarios. The story goes that virtual spaces will be so much better, so much more satisfying than reality that we’ll simply cease to be people. As with any mind-altering tech, though, there’s a wave of people hoping that this tech will enhance their life. Taking cues from earlier movements, these neo-psychonauts are the first wave of explorers, hoping to find pieces of themselves scattered across hallucinogen-augmented virtual landscape.

Exploring Methods for Conveying Object Weight in Virtual Reality


With no way of generating resistive force feedback with today’s VR motion controllers, how can we make users feel and behave as though virtual objects have varying weights? Creative agency B-Reel explored several approaches and open sourced their experiments for others to learn from.

AR and VR in Education : 22 Amazing Apps


Virtual and Augmented Reality technology has entered many markets beyond just gaming . VR and AR can be used as education tools for children , which is currently a less explored market but has a great scope. Making learning and education a bit more interesting and fun wouldn’t hurt no one !

So here are some really good AR | VR applications you can use for an interesting learning experience for your children or yourselves ..

Eyes of the Animal lets you become a bat—in VR


Virtual reality may have launched with gamers in mind, but so far the most interesting applications for the technology have come from outside the games industry. Case in point: Marshmallow Laser Feast’s In the Eyes of the Animal, a VR experience showcased at this year’s Sundance film festival, which showed what it would be like to see and hear a forest through the eyes of its fluffy (and not so fluffy) inhabitants.


We’ve been quiet for some time, but we’re back! Here comes your summary of the most wonderful panoramic photos uploaded to 360Cities recently.

This time we are going to have a look at some magnificent places you would never forget after visiting – and if you are too far for a trip, our panoramic photos can do the trick for you.


Boardwalk of Quebec City at night by David Vasicek – pix123 (click the picture to open the pano)

Stairs with view on waterfall Montmorency by David Vasicek – pix123 (click the picture to open the pano)

Let’s start in Quebec with two lovely panos by David Vasicek. Two magical places – the city broadwalk and the Montmorency waterfalls look even more magical with a brilliant light at dawn and in the middle of the night.


Hobbit House near Chelan Falls by WashingtonState360 (click the picture to open the pano)

For our next pano, we need to move all the way to the west, to Washington State. Famous hobbit houses are not located only in New Zealand – apparently, there was a hobbit who loved to travel and decided this would be a great place to build his house. And wow, he was right – take a look at that view!


Key to Mars by Mike Mackinven (click the picture to open the pano)

Speaking of New Zealand, you gotta see this! Check out this magnificent pano of the Milky way, which looks almost unreal. The cool thing about it is that you can actually see Mars shining through a hole in the Keyhole rock. Brilliant idea!


Herron Point Night by Luke Busellato (click the picture to open the pano)

Aaaaaand one more Milky Way! Captured not that far from the previous one and pretty much as beautiful as Mike’s shot. Australian nature has its own magic, which works very well with Luke’s view on the starry sky.


Here’s more panoramic beauty for you to admire!

Fjaðrárgljúfur with No Handrails by John Wood (click the picture to open the pano)

On the Climb to Heimaklettur by John Wood (click the picture to open the pano)

Elevador de La Gordejuela by Christian Obel (click the picture to open the pano)

Heights Of Abraham Cable Car by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)

Italy-Tellaro by Sergio Contrafatto (click the picture to open the pano)

Matlock Bath Jubilee Bridge by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)

Alton Towers Theme Park by Adrian Booth (click the picture to open the pano)