Interesting articles about VR – week #34

Leading Smithsonian Art Lovers Into VR To digitally capture and render art-filled rooms inside the Smithsonian museum in intricate detail, the creators of SAAM VR turned to leading-edge computer technologies.  Inside the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the famous painting “Aurora Borealis” by Frederic Edwin Church depicts a glowing red sky, but unlike most 5-by-7-foot … Continue reading Interesting articles about VR – week #34

Editors’ picks of the week – Hamburg and Madeira

Let’s sit down and enjoy a couple of panoramic images that could brighten up your day a little bit. This week we’ll make a virtual trip to Madeira and Hamburg. Markus Lissner made three lovely aerial shots in the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg. As a major port on the river Elbe, it plays … Continue reading Editors’ picks of the week – Hamburg and Madeira

Interesting articles about VR – week #33

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR WRITERS AND PUBLISHERS: VR STORYTELLING AND MORE… Once upon a time, reading was the only escape we had. But then… Technology changes everything. Typography in virtual reality: the new frontier Modern typography marches in lockstep with technology, as it has since the written letter’s infancy hundreds of years ago. In the 21st … Continue reading Interesting articles about VR – week #33

Interesting articles about VR – week #32

Facebook's new 360 cameras bring exploration to live videos Last year, Facebook announced the Surround 360, a 360-degree camera that can capture footage in 3D and then render it online via specially designed software. But it wasn't for sale. Instead the company used it as a reference design for others to create 3D 360 content, … Continue reading Interesting articles about VR – week #32

Happy 5th Anniversary, Curiosity

Since August 5th, 2012, the Curiosity Rover has been roving the Red Planet, capturing many photos that 360Cities contributor Andrew Bodrov has used to create a series of fully-immersive 360º images. Let’s follow Curiosity’s travels on the surface of Mars since it went into action: NASA’s MSL Curiosity mission Source Images: NASA/JPL-CaltechWith its rover named … Continue reading Happy 5th Anniversary, Curiosity

Interesting articles about VR – week #31

VR's Grand Challenge. Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash recently presented at the third Global Grand Challenges Summit, sponsored by the US National Academy of Engineering, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in Washington, DC. Today, we’re excited to share his full, unedited talk with the VR community.   What … Continue reading Interesting articles about VR – week #31

Editors‘ picks – Amazing aerial shots

If you missed our weekly review of the most wonderful panoramic shots uploaded by our community photographers, we’ve got some news for you – we’re back and you can be sure there’s a number of amazing panoramas ready for you! Sunset over Livorno by Federico Debetto This week we have some brilliant aerial panos for … Continue reading Editors‘ picks – Amazing aerial shots