Two...wait...three big stories for everyone today. First, Jaunt has revealed that they have a Paul McCartney concert recording in VR form, and it's available for free as a Google Cardboard download. Yeah, that's pretty big. Let's make it bigger.
For the first time, the Oculus Rift version of the Paul McCartney experience will be shown at Immersed as part of the Jaunt exhibition (not just the Google Cardboard version!). Yes, even the free public exhibition running Sunday afternoon from 2:00PM to 5:30PM EST will have access to this.
So what is the third story? Remember that Bleen story we ran inviting them to come down and show their stuff? Even speaking at Immersed?
The founding members of Occupied VR will be speaking at the upcoming Immersed Event, and they will be showing the new teaser for the Body/Mind/Change David Cronenberg Rift Experience. How cool is that?!?
Their Panel entitled "The Ingredients of the David Cronenberg Body/Mind/Change Rift Experience" will feature Occupied VR's Blair Renaud and J. Lee Williams, as well as CFC Media Lab's Ana Serrano. They will talk in-depth about the BMC Rift Experience and the challenges they faced with building this uniquely Cronenberg experience. Yes, Cronenberg is an adjective now; or at least it should be. The 45 minute panel will be held on Monday Nov 24th at 10:30AM.
The simplest of working Bleen prototypes would represent a huge breaktrough in science. Far more than the petty $250,000 they are seeking through Indiegogo. These Bleen guys need to cut down on the video production budget and hire sharper business people - something is off with that financial goal. Clearly, they don't seem to grasp the financial opportunity they are missing.
The other day, MTBS ran a story that the Bleen product line as promoted goes against the laws of science as we know it (and as true holographic experts know it). They have already raised over $40,000 through equity-free crowdfunding, and MTBS wanted to see a substantial proof of concept before this campaign is allowed to continue with confidence.