Visual arts: Virtual reality will soon immerse us, says keynote speaker in Digital Spring conference

By April 10, 2015March 24th, 2020Newswires

 

By John Pohl

Technologies that can immerse a person in a virtual world will soon be readily available and the Society for Art and Technology is working to ensure that artists will create some of the best experiences.

Those technologies include the Samsung Gear VR, a helmet that uses applications loaded onto a Samsung Galaxy S6 cellphone to immerse the wearer into 3D virtual reality. It could be available to consumers as early as November for as little as $200 and use Time Machine, a game being developed by Montreal’s Minority Media.

Time Machine takes you back to the Jurassic era to see underwater dinosaurs, said Vander Caballero, founder of Minority Media.

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