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Kinect Avatar Animation - iProgrammer

Kinect Avatar Animation - iProgrammer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Kinect Avatar AnimationiProgrammerConsidering the number of amazing demonstrations that the Kinect puts on, there aren't as many commercial apps for it as you might expect.

 

This is interesting - it's very good-

Click above and go and have a look. This seems to be a "Gamechanger" software as i see it.

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Facebook's Sandberg: This will bring people closer

Facebook's Sandberg: This will bring people closer | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The growth and development of virtual reality will help bring people closer, Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg says.
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'Ein Trink Mit' the United Nations Virtual Reality Evangelist

'Ein Trink Mit' the United Nations Virtual Reality Evangelist | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
DLD brings out a different side of tech.
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Why Virtual Reality Isn't Just for Gamers

Why Virtual Reality Isn't Just for Gamers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
I've had a chance to test many of these headsets, and the experience each delivers is fascinating.
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Not a lot of meat but a good article and I liked the picture  :)

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2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality - BBC News

2016: the year when VR goes from virtual to reality - BBC News | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Three high-end virtual reality headsets go on sale later this year. Their uses should extend far beyond gaming.
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Interesting article from the BBC.

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Visit this digital art museum in real life or VR

Visit this digital art museum in real life or VR | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The Digital Museum of Digital Art has both a real-world exhibition and a VR equivalent.
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Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes'

Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Cable’s Science Channel wants to help viewers blast off on their own journey into space. As the Discovery Communications-owned outlet gears up to show a series about some of the most harrowing mome...
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How Virtual Reality Can Unleash the Greatest Wave of Creativity in Human History - Singularity HUB

How Virtual Reality Can Unleash the Greatest Wave of Creativity in Human History - Singularity HUB | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
“Think about virtual reality like uranium. It can heat homes, and it can destroy nations.” – Jeremy Bailenson What would you do if you could do anything? Would you be... read more
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This Virtual Reality Experience Gives Users the Eyes of Animals

This Virtual Reality Experience Gives Users the Eyes of Animals | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
U.K. art group Marshmallow Laser Feast merges nature and technology to hack the senses.
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Virtual reality tech helps traumatic brain injury patients

Virtual reality tech helps traumatic brain injury patients | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Brain injuries and disorders can have a multitude of symptoms, but one many people don't think of is difficulty swallowing. A rehabilitation facility in Palm Harbor is helping patients learn to swallow again with virtual reality.
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OHIO’s GRID Lab immersing itself in virtual reality technology, developing curriculum

OHIO’s GRID Lab immersing itself in virtual reality technology, developing curriculum | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ten years after Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication launched its Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, the GRID Lab is immersing itself in new virtual reality technology poised to transform both the academic and business landscapes.
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Virtual selves can help boost better real world health and exercise habits | Penn State University

Virtual selves can help boost better real world health and exercise habits | Penn State University | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Customizing an avatar to better resemble its human user may lead to improved health and exercise behaviors, according to a team of researchers.
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As part of my dissertation research I've been examining how the relationship that we form with our avatars affects the ways that we shape our physical beings - from the inside out. In my own case, I gained much more confidence, found the courage to use my voice for changes that were important to me and became a more active, well-rounded human. There's no doubt in my mind that it was because of my relationship with millay - my avatar since the early 90's. 

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How ‘Second Life’ Developer Hopes To Deliver The ‘YouTube For VR’

How ‘Second Life’ Developer Hopes To Deliver The ‘YouTube For VR’ | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The developer behind "Second Life" is working on a separate platform called "Project Sansar" designed to promote user-generated VR content.
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Why virtual reality is the next social network

Why virtual reality is the next social network | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The first mainstream social virtual world came into existence last week. Oculus VR, the virtual reality company owned by Facebook, released an app called the Oculus Social alpha. But even as we gather and interact in virtual worlds, will VR really bring us together or just isolate us more?
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Virtual reality meets 3D printing with HP's Sprout Pro

Virtual reality meets 3D printing with HP's Sprout Pro | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
HP's Sprout Pro is a souped up version of the original Sprout PC that shipped in late 2014.
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Interesting and super cool but it's another technology that is financially unattainable to most schools and families.

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This Startup Is Solving Virtual Reality's Biggest Problem

This Startup Is Solving Virtual Reality's Biggest Problem | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Altspace, a Redwood City, Calif.-based startup, is working on a cure to virtual reality's digital loneliness.
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I checked out Altspace a couple of years ago. Might be time to look at it again. 

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Beyond Gaming: 10 Other Fascinating Uses for Virtual-Reality Tech

Beyond Gaming: 10 Other Fascinating Uses for Virtual-Reality Tech | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You can finally place an order for your very own Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. And it can be used for many applications besides gaming.
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The Tricky Terrain of Virtual Reality

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The Times has developed a cutting-edge way to tell stories using virtual reality. Now comes the real challenge: adapting tried-and-true rules to a new medium.
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Virtual reality technology aids real life medical conditions

Virtual reality technology aids real life medical conditions | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Technology initially used for games is now being used to help people get over their fear of flying, bugs, and needles - and even helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
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We already knew this but I appreciate that it's hitting mainstream media outlets.

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Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes'

Watch Out For Debris! Science Channel Taps Virtual Reality To Augment 'Secret Space Escapes' | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Cable’s Science Channel wants to help viewers blast off on their own journey into space. As the Discovery Communications-owned outlet gears up to show a series about some of the most harrowing mome...
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Virtual Reality and the Convergence of Interfaces

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We are acquainted with a world of interfaces. Even before IT, mechanical devices already had interfaces. Even a kitchen sink can be seen as an interf
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YouTube to support virtual reality video on its app

YouTube announced two newfeatures Thursday for its Android app that expand the videosite's use of virtual reality, giving the new technology itsbiggest platform yet.
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Virtual Reality: A New Way to Tell Stories

Virtual Reality: A New Way to Tell Stories | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Until now, virtual reality has been seen mostly as a revolutionary new platform for video games. But it has the potential to transform journalism as well.
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"Watching your first V.R. film takes a little bit of effort, but the payoff is well worth it. First, you’ll have to get our new NYT VR app, available free in theApp Store and Google Play. Then you’ll have to download the film itself, which may take a few minutes, depending on your connection speed. If you’re a print subscriber, you will receive a Google Cardboard V.R. viewer with your paper this weekend, which you can use to watch the film. If you don’t have a viewer, you can simply watch the film on your smartphone alone."

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Web Summit: future selfie will be an intelligent avatar

Web Summit: future selfie will be an intelligent avatar | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ability to create your digital double not far off – Augmented Traveler’s Jacki Ford Morie
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“I would like to have an avatar that not only is a recording of myself but actually embodies more of my intelligence. This is what I’m calling the ultimate selfie. But to do this we need new forms of artificial intelligence.”

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Out of the Looking Glass Into the Madness

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of a little girl's journey through childhood's fear and magic, Out of the Looking Glass Into the Madness will be joining The Dirty Grind's 3rd Annual Festival of Samhain!

Explore this three-part steampunk wonderland installation inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and celebrate the arts during the live shows on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. Event ends mid-November.
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Facebook wants to use Virtual Reality to create a teleporter

Facebook wants to use Virtual Reality to create a teleporter | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Facebook wants to use Virtual Reality to create a teleporter, said the company's CTO Mike Schroepfer yesterday.
Facebook is working with VR firm Oculus to create life-like experiences.
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I like the teleport part of this but I am much more excited about Medium!

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