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HTC Announces $10 Billion Virtual Reality Investment Consortium

Taiwanese device maker HTC launched a consortium that pulls together 28 of the world’s largest VC firms, with a focus on virtual reality (VR), setting aside $10 billion of investible capital. Alvin Graylin, president of HTC China, said the VR VC Alliance will “invest in the future of VR and set the direction of where […]
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How *Not* To Use VR

Do. Not. Do. This.
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Project Sansar: VR Successor to Second Life

While there’s no hard timeline for Project Sansar’s release, it’s supposed to be generally available by the end of the year. Linden Lab initially suggested we could see a beta around the Oculus Rift release, but that hasn’t panned out so far, although the Rift is available in small enough quantities that it’s a moot […]
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Google News Lab/StoryUp VR Present: A Conversation on Immersive Storytelling

Streamed live on Apr 8, 2016 Join The News Lab and StoryUP VR as we discuss Immersive Storytelling with panelists. Questions include: What challenges have you had to overcome with VR storytelling? What are some of the tools/cues you’re using to direct the audience’s attention? Should we be directing the audience’s attention? How is storytelling […]
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Versions: The Creative Landscape of Virtual Reality

Co-presented by NEW INC, the New Museum’s incubator for art, design, and technology, and Kill Screen, a video game arts and culture company, Versions is a new conference on creative practice and virtual reality (VR) that will explore VR as an emerging medium. Though VR has existed in some form since the 1960s and in […]