When I was 12, I celebrated my birthday at the futuristically named Cybersmith in Palo Alto, California. This cutting edge facility (for the early 2000s, mind you) offered such thrills as virtual Pacman and simulation snowboarding for about 30 cents a minute. As I recall, the experiences were short, didn’t allow for any socialization, and, ultimately, the space didn’t survive.
On July 24th, Escape Virtuality in NYC invited us to preview their brand new state of the art virtual reality and escape room experience!
Filmmaking and storytelling are currently flourishing through a technical renaissance.
Now through October 14, you can relive the first lunar landing for yourself at select AMC Theaters.
The Tribeca Film Festival unveils Tribeca Cinema360, featuring four curated screening programs of 360° mobile content in a VR theater.
Aayushman Pandey’s, Alexia Kyriakopoulou’s and Natasha Babenko’s stirring documentary, Normal Day, proves that virtual reality is the next frontier for empathetic storytelling
This past Wednesday 27th of June, ravers got together at Manhattan’s Flash Factory to celebrate Deadmau5’s collaboration with Absolut who together created the first of its kind, nightlife virtual reality game!
From the glove controlled motion commands from Minority Report to the TV glasses from Back to the Future Part II, science fiction suggests that wearable technology is an integral part of life in the future, and judging by the recent boom in wearable tech development, every large tech corporation as well as thousands of startups and venture capitalists seem to think so too.
The Northside Festival returns to Brooklyn for 2016 as the younger and more eccentric cousin to Austin’s South by Southwest. Unlike previous years, the festival evolved its film component into what is now known as content, but music and innovation components have stayed strong.
Who better to help introduce virtual reality than the King himself?