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Oculus Touch Just Launched. Here Are The Standout Titles.

Jesse Damiani | Posted 12.07.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The long-awaited Oculus Touch system has officially launched, with 53 titles now available. At Oculus Connect 3 in October, I had a chance to try out ...

Unite Los Angeles: Big Announcements Come Together Now, Over Unity

Jesse Damiani | Posted 11.07.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

Walking around Unite LA, it hit me how monumental of a year 2016 has been for gaming -- and for Unity in particular, a company that saw a whopping 5 b...

Did Zuckerberg Just Announce The Metaverse At OC3?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.10.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

There were a variety of announcements throughout the keynote, by Zuckerberg and other Oculus executives, but the takeaway was simple: Oculus intends to build the Metaverse.

Virtual Reality Development Hack: Top 5 Takeaways

Davar Ardalan | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Davar Ardalan

All around the world, agencies for international development are becoming attuned to the value of immersive storytelling technologies-- like 360° vid...

Introducing Digital Raign: The World's First VR/AR/MR-Focused Executive Search Firm

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.26.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

If it seems like you've been hearing about virtual reality (VR) a lot lately, it's not just you; 2016 has been a banner year for "New Reality" or "Plureality" technologies, also including augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR).

FIVARS Is the Most Cutting-Edge Storytelling Festival in the World, and it Kicks Off This Weekend

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

Over the past two years, the festival -- the first and premier event of its kind -- has featured the most envelope-pushing virtual and augmented reality narratives in the world, and with over 30 pieces on display, this weekend is set to be the most exciting yet.

The Best of the Best at VRLA Summer Expo

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.13.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

We've been dreaming about virtual reality for a long time. So long, in fact, that some are skeptical that it's really here to stay.

Reggie Watts, A VR Rave, And More: VRLA Is Bringing It Like Never Before

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.27.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) Summer Expo is less than two weeks away, and given two major recent announcements, it's safe to say this is goi...

Sure, VR Is A Storytelling Revolution... But How?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

The Internet is finding its way into daily objects, and artificial intelligence technologies are increasing in their capacities by the day. We're bringing ourselves deeper into our stories, and our stories deeper into ourselves.

Non-Gamers And The Many Uses Of Virtual Reality

Harold Stark | Posted 07.14.2016 | Technology
Harold Stark

Ever since the release of the highly publicized Oculus Rift headset, the world is abuzz with a new frenzy for virtual reality gaming, as more and more people wish to take advantage of the new technology to create an immersive and exciting experience.

Quirky Retro Video Shows Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.27.2016 | Technology

Video game controllers have come a long way. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset would have been a mere fantasy for gamers in the late 1950s, who ...

Storytelling in Virtual Reality: The Basics

Jesse Damiani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Technology
Jesse Damiani

In the last three years, we've witnessed a boom of "Gold Rush" proportions as companies, brands, and artists scramble to develop virtual reality tools, platforms, and content, trying to figure out what will win out in this new frontier.

The New VR Landscape: What's a Business Developer to Do?

Seth Schachner | Posted 05.26.2016 | Media
Seth Schachner

"With VR, well, we're trying to figure it all out, man. It's about story telling right now, and it's just too early to talk business."

5 Budget VR Headsets That You Can Have Right Now

Rahis Saifi | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology
Rahis Saifi

Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the hottest tech items in recent times. The technology replicates a physical environment while virtually injecting the ...

In Tech We Trust

Advertising Week | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Christina McCausland, Assistant Cultural Analyst, TruthCo. Should Tesla Motors be wary of the hype cycle? The company’s recent admission to the ...

Microsoft's Mind-blowing HoloLens Needs Work, But Is No Google Glass

Daryl Deino | Posted 05.04.2016 | Technology
Daryl Deino

I have been reviewing tech products since 2006, but nothing that has ever come across my desk has excited me as much as Microsoft's HoloLens augmented reality glasses.

The New Realities: Virtual, Augmented and Mixed

Stephen Balkam | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

The new reality that many in the tech space are talking about is broadly known as artificial reality, which covers a continuum of experiences from virtual (VR) to augmented (AR) and even mixed reality (MR).

Are Two Guys From Vancouver Building The VR World's Next Microsoft?

David Fagin | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology
David Fagin

Perhaps the reason Geordi Laforge never took his trademark glasses off was because he was busy binge watching every season of House of Cards. Don't l...

Immersive Advertising Is Becoming a (Virtual) Reality for Brands

Advertising Week | Posted 03.23.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Susan Smith Ellis, Chief Marketing Officer, Getty Images Technology is changing the way people lead their lives and experience the world around th...

What Apple vs. FBI Means for VR

Steven Schkolne | Posted 03.23.2016 | Technology
Steven Schkolne

It's the year 2025 - we're all walking around with technogoggles on our heads, living in a mixture of virtual reality and real reality. Welcome to the...

'Electronic Literature: A Matter of Bits' -- A Must-See Exhibition of Digital Writing

Illya Szilak | Posted 03.08.2017 | Arts
Illya Szilak

As the punning title suggests, this thoughtfully installed exhibition is concerned with the interplay between materiality and virtuality, content and form, and meaning and sensory perception.

Why My Samsung Gear VR Virtual Reality Headset Is Gathering Dust

Daryl Deino | Posted 02.25.2017 | Technology
Daryl Deino

Photo by Daryl Deino I once considered the Samsung Gear VR the most innovative tech device since the iPad in 2001. The Gear VR went with me everywher...

Virtual Reality Is Really Everything

Advertising Week | Posted 02.24.2017 | Business
Advertising Week

By Ola Björling, Global Director of VR, MediaMonks And no, that's not a mystical statement but it's a mantra all the same. It's the one that's buzzi...

How We Are Thinking About VR at Alpha

Drew Lesicko | Posted 02.23.2017 | Technology
Drew Lesicko

Explore the best way to consume content through VR. We are taking a very deliberate approach to researching the best possible UX and UI options for delivering and consuming VR content, keeping the unique nature of our brands in mind.

"Dreams of Dali": The Surreal in the Virtual

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 02.05.2017 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Dreams of Dali can be experienced in the Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination exhibit at The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL through June 12...