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Who Will be at SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup

SIGGRAPH 2014

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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ITA and its Members at SIGGRAPH!

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"Along with fifteen other virtual-reality related events at SIGGRAPH, the conference will be one of the biggest happenings of the year for virtual reality. The Immersive Technology Alliance has been crucial in helping to bring this effort together. Collaboration and support such as that provided by The ITA will be crucial for the success of this industry." - Jason Jerald, Principal Consultant at Nextgen Interactions and key organizer of SIGGRAPH's immersive technology sessions.

The Immersive Technology Alliance (The ITA) is one of the official sponsors for the SIGGRAPH Global VR Meetup. Featuring presentations by The ITA, Silicon Valley Virtual Reality, Sixense, and Nextgen Interactions, this will be a great session for press and creative artists. There will also be demonstrations of unreleased technologies and experiences by Sixense, Cloudhead Games, Nextgen Interactions, Dimension Technologies, Vanguard Valkyrie, ImmersiON-VRelia, Launchpad VR and more. Sample products include new gesture technologies, VR games, premium head mounted displays, innovative glasses-free stereoscopic 3D display prototypes, and more. Limited space available; register for free at Eventbrite ASAP!
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