“Immersive technology holds great promise for new forms of education, social interaction, medical treatment, and artistic expression. My own work, in collaboration with the ITA, is about enabling the well being of end users and the positive outcome of technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. We are all still learning what this powerful media is capable of, and the alliance provides a valuable opportunity for technology and content makers to build the required tool sets for safe and viable experiences.” – Dr. Michael Madary, Responsible Consumer VR Experience Working Group Lead .
Starbreeze AB and Acer Inc. have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture for the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) Head-Mounted Display (HMD). The two companies are going to collaborate on the design, manufacturing, promotion, marketing and sales of the StarVR HMD to the professional and location-based entertainment market.
For those of you who don't know who Richard Edlund is, he is the four time Academy Award Winner behind many of the visual effects and amazing camera work done in the first three Star Wars movies (A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi). He was also Visual Effects Supervisor for Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Of course, this is just an abbreviated description of his work. ;-)
Next time I'll work up the courage to interview him. Got to wow him with my 3D camera, though!
In the meantime, we have a brand new episode of Neil's Messy Basement! Today we talk about Oculus' victory of having a million plus active Gear VR users in April (2016), we have a great interview with Pearson and their use of augmented reality in education, and finally share our opinions on Microsoft's Hololens which we didn't get a chance to try until now. Very cool all around - enjoy!