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New World Notes: State of Second Life Estates: In 2012, Adult-Rated ...

New World Notes: State of Second Life Estates: In 2012, Adult-Rated ... | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Ciaran Laval reports a very interesting data point from the latest Second Life land report by Tyche Shepherd, a professional statistician who does the best data analyses of the SL economy -- at the start of 2012, here was the...

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A Day in Virtual Reality – uxdesign.cc

A Day in Virtual Reality – uxdesign.cc | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Over the years, I have been interested in the possibilities virtual reality has for design. So much so that I have prototyped a number of ideas: I created these concepts without ever experiencing…
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Virtual Celebrity Avatars Mean Real Legal Headaches

Virtual Celebrity Avatars Mean Real Legal Headaches | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
In the exploding field of virtual reality technology, users can chat with friends, try on outfits, and attend meetings with simulated presences representing what once only a physical body could
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Start Building Your VR Second Life in Sansar - VRScout

Start Building Your VR Second Life in Sansar - VRScout | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Share TweetSecond Life studio Linden Lab launches open beta for Sansar, a VR world where you build and monetize your own VR content. Since its earliest announcement three years ago—but ramping up considerably during the limited preview period this past winter—there’s been quite a bit of chatter about Sansar (formerly codenamed “Project Sansar”). Many have wondered …
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Neurable working on Virtual Reality brain-computer interface for HTC Vive

Neurable working on Virtual Reality brain-computer interface for HTC Vive | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Neurable is working on integrating a brain-interface into the HTC Vive allowing developers to create brain-controlled content for VR (Virtual Reality).
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Virtual Reality Games Promote Social Change

Virtual Reality Games Promote Social Change | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A 12-minute virtual reality video game that makes its debut Wednesday about torture in an Iranian prison is one of a new breed of VR games using immersion technology to promote social change, USA Today reports.
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Researchers dress virtual avatars with digitally captured clothing

Researchers dress virtual avatars with digitally captured clothing | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS) have developed technology to digitally capture clothing on moving people, turn it into a 3-D digital form, and dress virtual avatars with it. This ne
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Exclusive: Inside the new display tech that makes virtual objects seem totally real

Exclusive: Inside the new display tech that makes virtual objects seem totally real | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Avegant thinks light field displays will replace our smartphones.
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A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Limbix, a start-up using Google headsets, helps psychologists expose patients to their anxieties in the safety of an office.
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Virtual Reality Helps FEMA, VA Bring Their Missions to Life

Virtual Reality Helps FEMA, VA Bring Their Missions to Life | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Agencies can enhance therapy and training with VR due to increased availability and lower price points.
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Bunnies bouncing in your brain? That’s Baobab's VR hacking your head

Bunnies bouncing in your brain? That’s Baobab's VR hacking your head | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
VR's mind tricks can teleport you into a Pixar-like world where your role and "smart" characters suck you deeper into the story.
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ObEN Raises Funding to Create AI Celebrity Avatars for AR

ObEN Raises Funding to Create AI Celebrity Avatars for AR | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
ObEN raises $5 million in funding for AR platform led by Tencent Holdings.
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Virtual friends a new answer to social isolation

Virtual friends a new answer to social isolation | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
THREE-dimensional avatars socialising in a virtual world could help counter older adult isolation.
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Virtual Reality Could Help Combat Social Isolation in Ageing Population | PBA

Virtual Reality Could Help Combat Social Isolation in Ageing Population | PBA | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A new research project is investigating ways virtual reality could help combat social isolation in Australia’s ageing population.
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What Google Learned From Its Experiments in Virtual Reality Barista Training

What Google Learned From Its Experiments in Virtual Reality Barista Training | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A considerable investment in training is important for any specialty coffee company, whether it be for the staff in a company’s own retail café or for baristas of wholesale customers. Yet the…
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Virtual Reality Jobs Going Mainstream - ClearanceJobs

How is virtual reality turning from novelty to business opportunity? And what does that mean for virtual reality jobs?
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Virtual-reality freelancers most sought

Virtual-reality freelancers most sought | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As the world's tech giants invest heavily in virtual reality, the relatively few workers who specialize in the nascent field are seeing big benefits.
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Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Inside Facebook’s Plan To Take Virtual Reality Mainstream | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Even the creators of Second Life, that practically prehistoric virtual life simulation, are getting in on the action: Linden Lab launched a beta for its new virtual reality world Sansar at the end of July.
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How Virtual Reality is Changing This Art History Class at UVA

How Virtual Reality is Changing This Art History Class at UVA | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Graduate student instructor Eric Hupe is using virtual reality headsets and 3D technology to take his students back in time to Renaissance Italy.
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FGCU hopes to make virtual reality lab showpiece of construction management program

FGCU hopes to make virtual reality lab showpiece of construction management program | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
FGCU Dean Richard Behr is hoping to make a virtual reality lab the showpiece of a construction management program at the university.
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Virtual reality turned me into the Hulk, but I'm glad I took some Dramamine first

Virtual reality turned me into the Hulk, but I'm glad I took some Dramamine first | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
How dramamine and timely instruction helped turn a novice gamer into the Incredible Hulk in less than an hour.
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Traffic rules and tidying up: how players drag boring habits into games

Traffic rules and tidying up: how players drag boring habits into games | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
You might come to games to do crazy things you couldn’t get away with in real life, but many players replicate their day-to-day habits in the virtual world
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Learning from the Virtual - e-flux Architecture - e-flux

Learning from the Virtual - e-flux Architecture - e-flux | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
The ambition was to create the first fully functional virtual museum dedicated to exhibiting and showcasing internet art, as well as to provide an online digital archive for all other forms of new media art. Our primary focus then was to develop a fully interactive and “immersive” architecture that would afford visitors the possibility to access, peruse, interact with and further explore contemporary mediated and technological art forms.
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Putting Minecraft on stage is canny, but will it bring anything new to theatre?

Putting Minecraft on stage is canny, but will it bring anything new to theatre? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
A theatre is staging a play involving physical and virtual actors in Minecraft, but is it a groundbreaking move or a missed opportunity?
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Could virtual reality become integrated into people's lives?

Could virtual reality become integrated into people's lives? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
As VR becomes more popular and as it continues to evolve, how integrated will it become in people's everyday lives?
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Sorry Oculus, but virtual reality’s popularity is still futuristic

Sorry Oculus, but virtual reality’s popularity is still futuristic | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Oculus Rift bundle is marketing its second price drop in four months. Not just price, the technology has a laundry list of problems to overcome


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