Early Look at Cyberith at SIGGRAPH 2014!

We are really itching to try this! The Cyberith Virtualizer is a new VR locomotion platform that lets you walk, run, jump, and crouch without eating too much floor room.

We'll let you know as soon as we've tried it out for ourselves; they are still setting things up at SIGGRAPH's Emerging Technologies exhibit.
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Who Will be at SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup


Taking place at 9AM on August 14th, The SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup is really shaping up!  Sponsored in part by The Immersive Technology Alliance, Nextgen Interactions, Sixense, and SVVR, this is going to be a great opportunity to try unreleased prototypes and software developments among other things.

This is our anticipated list of product and prototype showings so far:

  • Cloudhead Games' The Gallery: The Six Elements
  • NextGen & EscVR
  • Dimension Technologies' innovative glasses-free 3D display prototypes
  • Jaunt VR camera rig
  • Zero Transform's Vanguard V
  • ImmersiON-VRelia's latest HMD prototypes
  • Sixense STEM and Sixense MakeVR
  • Unello Design's Eden River
  • LucidityVR

There might be a few more demos...we'll see (or should I say...experience).  More than half the tickets have been reserved, so be sure to register ASAP at EventBrite.
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When VR News is Dangerous

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When MTBS got the headline "How virtual reality can bring news to life", we immediately thought this was going to be a creative use of a 3D 360 degree camera rig for VR news broadcasting. This is not the case. Instead, journalist and film-maker Nonny de la Pena has been using virtual reality recreations to help tell her news stories. As described in her BBC segment, she interviews people on the scene and recreates what happened in a virtual environment. In her opinion, VR becomes a great tool to give the viewers a stronger sense of presence, empathy and a deeper understanding of events.
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