Virtual Reality

Connect & Chat: It’s love at first sound

A profile picture is the strongest weapon in the online dating world. The right profile picture or selfie ensures the most likes and matches on dating apps. But SwoonMe—an app that started in July 2021—is focusing on something else: ‘Avatars’ and audio. Tanvi Gupta, SwoonMe’s co-founder and former Meta employee, said the aim is to …

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Virtual reality and the future of society – The Varsity

It takes great vision and knowledge to tackle questions as vast as those associated with the future of virtual reality (VR), but on September 19, scholars from a range of U of T’s departments and disciplines gathered to do just that at the September Soiree in Technophilosophy. Professor Karina Vold from the Department of Philosophy …

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Aiken High School students experience virtual reality | Education

Aiken High School received a special visit on Sept. 28 The Army Virtual Air Rescue Experience Semi-Truck made a stop at the high school after evacuating from Florida, said Sgt. First Class Joshua Sulkers. He reached out to Nina Dorman, the career specialist at Aiken High School, and asked if AHS would host the Army …

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Seven films to watch at the Refocus Film Festival in Iowa City

The inaugural Refocus Film Festival, a celebration of the art of adaptationwill transport Iowa City audiences to familiar stories, and many lesser so, across five screens downtown starting Thursday. With more than two dozen films, including a virtual reality experience, audiences have through Sunday to catch movies, live performances and discussions with filmmakers. As Iowa …

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Alan Cross has seen the future of music and says it’s all about ‘Web3’ and the metaverse

SINGAPORE – If you want to kill a conversation quickly, just bring up words like “metaverse,” “crypto,” and “blockchain.” Eyes glaze over followed by some version of “Oh, look at the time. I must go.” I can relate. “Metaverse” conjures up vague notions of whatever Facebook is building and involves wearing a heavy and expensive …

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New CDS asks 3 defense forces to work on creation of theater commands | Latest News India

In his maiden communication with the three defense forces, new Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan has asked the Army, Navy and Air Force to make a move ahead towards the creation of integrated theater commands. {{^userSubscribed}} {{/userSubscribed}} The CDS would also be visiting Jodhpur on October 3 to witness the induction of …

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The metaverse: what is it and why should you care?

Have you ever momentarily zoned out in a meeting, only to quickly realize that you’ve missed something absolutely critical, and now the discussion is virtually incomprehensible? You could be forgiven for wondering if the whole world has done something similar when it comes to the so-called ‘metaverse’ The term is currently Silicon Valley’s big buzzword, …

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Turning a firehouse into a tech ‘pipeline’ in Seattle’s Central Area

At a row of empty desks, TraeAnna Holiday envisions young people editing video and logging footage. At a big conference table, she sees them talking through films they’re planning to make. In a computer lab, they’ll code, create virtual reality and 3D print. The Africatown Community Land Trust this week launched the William Grose Center …

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Job Seekers Receive Help from Bell’s Virtual Reality Job Interview Training Program

You have a job interview scheduled. You’re stressed. You don’t know what questions to ask the interviewer, or how to properly frame your answers. Fortunately, Molly Porter, a virtual hiring manager, is available to help. Molly is the fictional star of a computerized virtual reality job interview training program invented by Morris Bell, PhD, professor …

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Colossal Cave 3D Brings One Of Gaming’s Foundation Stones Into VR

You may not have ever heard of Colossal Cave Adventurebut if you’ve played a video game in the last 45 years, you’ve walked in its footsteps. The original 1976 game was one of the first all-text adventure games and the first that got popular. Every time you solve a puzzle by creatively using your inventory …

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