Wednesday, August 23, 2017

VR

Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

Amidst the dizzying array of technological breakthroughs and innovations rolled out and showcased at SIGGRAPH this week, the 44th annual confab’s keynote speaker Floyd Norman, now 82 years young, provided some stabilizing context. The pioneering animator and artist--the first African-American to...

Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017

Apple's iPhone may be ready for its next big act — as a springboard into "augmented reality," a technology that projects life-like images into real-world settings viewed through a screen.

If you've heard about AR at all, it's most likely because you've encountered "Pokemon Go," in which...

Friday, May. 19, 2017

You walk along a high metal fence that once divided Arizona and Mexico and into a small holding cell where you are asked to take off your shoes and socks. All around you are the abandoned shoes of migrants who have been arrested by the border patrol. When a red light flashes, you enter a large...

Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017

On a plain, overcast day in Poland, Holocaust survivor Pinchas Gutter walks toward the Nazi concentration camp Majdanek.

He stands in the railway car that delivered him and his family to the camp. He walks to the gas chamber and the showers. Some rooms he can't bear to go in. He shares...

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.

Clinton was an unannounced panelist, there to discuss the scourge of elephant...

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017

As a filmmaker drawn to the most visceral forms of cinema, it was probably inevitable that Kathryn Bigelow's high-adrenaline curiosities would lead her to virtual reality.

The Oscar-winning director on Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival premiered her first VR experience, "The Protectors...

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017

Facebook wants you to sit in your bedroom wearing a headset and take a virtual vacation with faraway friends and family. Or use your smartphone's camera to spruce up your dinky apartment, at least virtually.

The promise of augmented and virtual reality was a big focus of Facebook's annual...

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017

The Collective @ LAIR has signed VR director Pierre Friquet for representation in North America spanning all projects, including ad assignments. 

Brought up in the first generation of VR content creators, Friquet has directed more than a dozen VR narratives, documentaries, music videos,...

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

Tomorrow's retail stores want to take a page from their online rivals by embracing advanced technology — everything from helpful robots to interactive mirrors to shelves embedded with sensors.

The goal: Use these real-world store features to lure shoppers back from the internet, and maybe...

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

Mach1 Rolls Out Spatial Audio Format For VR/AR

VR audio technology company Mach1 announced its patent-pending Mach1 Spatial Audio Playback Format. The new format will be integrated with The New York Times’ new NYT VR application for iOS, Android and...