Interesting articles about VR – week #6

OpenVR – 1 : Story

I can’t say I’m a huge gamer. I do enjoy playing games though. But when it comes to innovative *HCI devices, I’m very enthusiastic. That’s how I got really curious about experience offered by Oculus Rift, a total new way to experience reality, in a virtual world.

Why 360VR ads are quickly becoming the best content marketing strategy

The past few years have been a constant revelation for the marketing and advertising industry with new avenues for branding coming up every few years. From buzzwords like digital, mobile, social, and content marketing, we now have the emergence of VR. Virtual Reality has created a whole new immersive relationship between the brand and the customer, something that marketers have been striving to achieve for years.

NASA Announces VR Mars Ride With Actual 90-Foot Drop

The Super Bowl is just around the corner, and unsurprisingly the multiple promotional events dedicated to the massively-popular spectacle have begun to kick off. One of the biggest of these events, Super Bowl Live, will take place nine days leading up to the big game February 5th in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium. The festival will host a variety of attractions, but arguably the most fascinating is NASA’s VR Mars ride, Future Flight.

Obduction -VR Game Review

Obduction is an adventure game developed by Cyan which was released on 24 August 2016 by the same studio that made the 90’s hit games like Myst and Riven. Obduction is a game that truly feels and is one of the very few AAA VR game titles that actually feel like it was designed specifically for high end VR gaming. Obduction is a spiritual sequel to Myst, one of the most beloved adventure games of all time which is one of the reasons why once it appeared on kickstarter it managed to bring in 1.3 million USD!

Hands-on: Huawei VR is the First Third-party Daydream Headset

Frank He goes hands-on with Huawei’s first Google Daydream compatible headset at CES 2017, one which takes cues from both the Samsung and Oculus engineered Gear VR and its closest stable mate, the Daydream View headset.

The virtual reality ‘mirror game’ that could help diagnose schizophrenia before it’s too late

As part of the study, the researchers asked volunteers to perform a series of specific movements before mirroring those carried out by an avatar that appeared in front of them in the VR world.

Virtual Reality Has Arrived in the Art World. Now What?

When the world outside looks frightful, you might be tempted to put on the blinders.  The accelerating development of virtual reality technology — which lets you escape into another world through a blackout headset — is finally rumbling the art world, always more skeptical than cinema and television about new technologies. A new generation of artists is beginning to produce virtual-reality artworks — some for display in galleries, others freely accessible online — that plunge viewers into fully articulated spaces. Forget contemplative distance; say goodbye to Brechtian alienation. In these works, immersion is all.

Why VR Design?

For two years now, I have devoted my life to the study and production of Virtual Reality. I started with 3D 360 video, and now I am looking more and more into VR’s potential to change Human Computer Interaction. As of the end of 2016, I look at Virtual Reality software and see huge opportunities ahead.

We Went to the Weird Reality Symposium To Find The Limits of Virtual Reality

Can wearing a headset put you in someone else’s shoes? Weird Reality was home to radical work that critically examined virtual reality as a tool to create empathy.

Mixing Reality with Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a pretty magical experience when it comes to making art. However, if you have friends in the room watching you, the magic is lost on them. They can only see the experience by looking at a distorted preview of the player’s perspective on a computer monitor.


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