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The Barbican pushes the boundaries of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is being heralded as this year's “IN THING,” so it was only a matter of time before the art world got involved in a more cerebral manner. Ever the forward-thinking London institution, The Barbican Centre is preparing a new...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Experience the world's first virtual reality birth

Samsung and Leo Burnett recently achieved quite a monumental feat when they allowed an Australian father to witness his child being born from over 4,000 kilometres away using the Samsung Gear VR headset. A world-first live streaming event, Jason...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Virtual Reality evolves at CES 2015

Virtual Reality. The term itself might cause dreaded flashbacks to the early 90's, when many developers were convinced it was the future of home entertainment. With its vague, wonky textures, gigantic, ugly headsets that would give even Hulk Hogan...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Could you spend 28 days living in virtual reality?

British artist, Mark Farid, plans to give up a month of his life to virtual reality with a crowd-funded campaign. The plan is for Farid to remain in one room for 28 days and experience every moment through the eyes of another person (a living...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Nissan “Chase The Thrill” with new kinetic virtual reality experience

Visitors to Nissan's stand at this year's Paris Motor Show (which runs until the 19th of October at the Porte de Versailles) will be able to take part in a unique new virtual reality experience, brought to life by a combination of the new Oculus Rift...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

Could virtual and augmented reality create new opportunities in film?

There is currently a great deal of fascination, curiosity and temptation with the new opportunities for communication and storytelling presented by developments in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. In its very first use, moving image, was in...

Posted by: Radley Yeldar
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Trends

Implementing Augmented Reality for creative events and conferences

Both Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are currently receiving high attention in the media and online gaming world. But what exactly is the difference between Augmented and Virtual Reality and how can this trend be integrated into the...

Posted by: Phil Michael
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Technology

When AR and VR combined: Say hello to Mixed Reality

Don’t worry - I get it. You click on the title of this article and think “my god what?!” ANOTHER new medium, tech trend/fad/what-do-you-macallit I need to get my head around? Hush. Breathe. Sit down. Let me explain things to...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Events

Reality Bites: What can VR do for your business?

Worldwide VR & AR is set to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to $162 billion in 2020 according to research by the International Data Corporation (IDC). But what does that mean for your business? Is it just another fad? Not according to Goldman Sachs...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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News

GS&P build a Virtual Space Hotel for Cisco in VR

Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P) have introduced a new ad campaign for Cisco dubbed the “Space Hotel.” The new campaign, featuring a 360 video virtual tour and product demo documentary, illustrates how Cisco Spark’s bold...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Keiichi Matsuda introduces us to the terrifying world of Hyper Reality

London designer Keiichi Matsuda recently released a short movie that's well on its way to becoming a legitimate viral hit. The clip in question depicts a nightmarish, and oddly plausible futuristic scenario where digital media and the physical world...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Advertising

TBWA\Khanga Rue launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency TBWA\Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili. The programme will be disseminated on social media...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Gorillaz Launch Mixed Reality App to Promote Worldwide House Party

This week saw the launch of a groundbreaking mixed-reality app from Gorillaz, which comes ahead of highly anticipated new album “Humanz,” to be released by Parlophone Records on 28th April. Pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Making the Converse Chuck Taylor All Wah a reality

Exactly three years ago, we launched our first ever brand project for Converse, working alongside Google+, in which we challenged our members to Hack a Chuck. This was the result: The overwhelming favourite was this lovely idea by Alistair Campbell...

Posted by: Daniele Fiandaca
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Technology

Google gets creative with a Virtual Theremin in the Chrome Music Lab

Google struck digital gold with their Chrome Experiments, which showed off the cool things you can pull off with little more than a simple Web browser these days. A new collection launched yesterday, however, adds a new edge to the JavaScript hacks...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

When reality TV meets recruitment

I don't know about you, but I'm getting a bit bored of reality TV shows. If we're not biting our fingernails during Masterchef just because the soufflé hasn't risen and Mr Big Food Critic is poking at it disapprovingly, then we're waiting for...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Reality television – I'm not a moron, get me out of here

Recently I’ve been catching up on a lot of DVDs. All those TV shows that people told me I had to watch but I just never found the time for them: 24, The Wire, The Killing. Lots of death - lovely. Part of the reason for this is that I am pretty...

Posted by: Ashley Morrison
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Features

Out of sight. What became of the virtual office?

by Magnus Shaw. Working in an ad agency in Fleet Street in 1995, I was called into a first-floor office to be shown something very impressive - an email account. Visually it was quite modest, just some browser windows with names and messages in...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Found Studio launch room-scale demo studio to help brands understand VR

Output Group’s creative content studio Found has unveiled their first room-scale VR demo studio in Farringdon, built to help brands better understand the potential of virtual reality and to showcase the studio’s latest project, Vanishing...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Slide down The Shard in VR

Towering at 95 stories high, The Shard, the UK’s tallest building, has attracted visitors from across the globe for an unparalleled view of London’s iconic skyline. For a truly remarkable visit to the British landmark, visitors travel...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Visions in VR: Could the VR successor to Second Life be dangerous?

As VR began its steady shift into the mainstream a few years back, the first thing that professional scaremongers (the ones who like to ruin everything for everyone) latched onto was the idea of the children of tomorrow shunning the real world in...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

WPP invests in VR/AR company Within Unlimited

WPP has made a strategic investment in Within Unlimited, the US-based virtual reality/augmented reality entertainment and technology company led by renowned film maker and music video director Chris Milk and technologist Aaron Koblin. Within creates...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Awards

BIMA Awards 2017: Google, Cancer Research and B-Reel shortlisted

The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) has just announced the shortlist for the BIMA Awards 2017 - celebrating the best work in the UK’s digital industry. Nominated agencies include Google, Karmarama, B-Reel and Cancer Research...

Posted by: BIMA
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Technology

Visions in VR: Google experiments with VR advertising

VR is, currently, one of the few remaining new media refuges where advertising is largely non-existent. Up until this point, adland's relationship with VR has primarily been through sponsored activations, games and tailored 'experiences' that...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

How our office disco loo boosted business performance

A view from Mike Cullis... I’m a big believer that a workplace should both reflect and inspire the spirit of a business because it has such a fundamental impact on teams of people, quality of work and, ultimately, success and profitability. Soul...

Posted by: Persuasion Communications

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