Google’s Cardboard App Is the Go-To How-To for VR Design | WIRED


The new app explains the medium’s most important principles, using Google’s own low-cost headset.

Source: www.wired.com

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Oculus acquired a UK startup to help it transform physical spaces into virtual worlds


[Business Insider] Surreal Vision is off to the US.

Source: trove.com

wow. "Facebook-owned virtual reality company Oculus has acquired a company that scans real-world environments and turns them into interactive virtual reality spaces, The Verge reports.

Surreal Vision is a UK company that reconstructs physical spaces as virtual worlds. That’s an attractive technology for Oculus, which is working on virtual reality.

Combine Oculus and Surreal Vision and you have the potential to scan your living room into a game and then wander around a virtual version of it. Sure, that sounds boring, but it could also populate the virtual version with characters and objects…"

 

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USC’s #SelfieClass explores what photos of yourself say about self-image


The Selfie: Arguably most everyone with a smartphone has snapped a photo of themselves and posted it online.

Source: www.latimes.com

"In his #SelfieClass: Writing 150: Writing and Critical Reasoning: Identity and Diversity, Mark Marino is looking to engage his first-year writing students into thinking more intensely about themselves and the world around them.

“Selfies provide a fun and deceptively trivial opportunity to consider how we represent ourselves, how we are read, and how those images circulate to form online communities,” he said…"

 

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