I Was a Virtual Reality Nonbeliever “There’s 57 channels and nothin’ on,” Bruce Springsteen sang in 1992. How quaint. Twenty-five years later, there are at least 10 times that many channels, instant access to more films than anyone can watch … Continue reading Greater immersion
VR for social good In a journalism classroom, a computer scientist helped an architecture major, a law student and an aspiring nurse create virtual-reality simulations. Their projects weren’t designed to entertain, but to explore virtual reality’s potential for social good. … Continue reading How to improve lives
Is It Possible To Benefit Society With Virtual Reality? Beyond gaming, beyond manufacturing, beyond the obvious commercial aspects that virtual and augmented reality will bring to our economy, will there be any positive benefits to individuals and disparate groups as … Continue reading Social causes
What’s holding back VR? When it comes to virtual reality, we’re in a classic tech-industry moment: lots of chatter but seemingly little movement. We hear future-focused cheerleading from all corners about VR’s incredible potential, yet the 6.3 million headsets shipped … Continue reading Getting VR right
Social VR — The Hero We All Deserve? VR buzzword of the month: Social. ‘1 billion people in virtual reality’. That’s another hot headline that I’ve already seen in three separate decks in the same conference. Another common thread in all three … Continue reading Is Social VR the next big thing?
3 keys to improving user retention in virtual reality Virtual reality’s failure to live up to its hype is well documented. Poor user retention plays a significant role in this matter, as it does with any other technology product. However, … Continue reading Beware the hype cycle
Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality at The Times, discussed the … Continue reading A sense of place