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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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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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It's only the beginning for mixed reality

Sol Rogers, founder of immersive production studio REWIND, believes mixed reality is still in its infancy and said we’ve only seen a glimpse of what’s possible in the future for the technology. He took the audience at...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Will virtual reality change how we use social media?

Opinion by Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND A common criticism of VR is that it is isolating. While VR will always separate you from the real world, it can and will bring people together to communicate, experience, and play in a truly memorable...

Posted by: REWIND
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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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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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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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Features

Reconnecting with our roots: How VR can bring us back to reality

I have always deeply revered nature. Growing up in Cornwall surrounded by the ocean on (almost) all sides has meant I’ve always been aware of the scale of the wild world outside. I am keenly aware of the beauty of nature, but never forget the...

Posted by: George P. Johnson
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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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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

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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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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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

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

Scott Belsky on future-proofing creativity

In an era of technological disruption and breakthroughs like artificial intelligence (AI), creativity is more important than ever before. Not only does creativity ground us in our humanity, it is the human advantage. The largest companies in the...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Technology

Find your friends at a festival with SEAT's app

Spanish car brand SEAT and experiential innovation agency Wildbytes have linked up with Google to create an essential app for festivalgoers that will help them locate lost friends this summer. SEAT Lost&Sound utilises augmented reality (AR)...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Features

Mobile World Congress 2019: A virgin's view

As someone who hasn’t set foot inside an exhibition hall since my dad took me to the London Motor Show in Earls Court in 1995, I was intrigued to see what my visit to this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the Fira de Barcelona would...

Posted by: Matt Box
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Trends

Retail trends 2019: Ian Scott

Human interaction, the high street and 5G are all areas of focus in Ian Scott's retail trends report for 2019. The Williams Lea Tag shopper marketing and innovation manager sheds light on his predictions for the shopping space and how the point of...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Trends

Predicting the death of the influencer

One of the biggest YouTuber festivals arrives in the UK next month and ahead of the launch, Jim Louderback, the company's CEO, offers his predictions for the year ahead... There’s a lot happening in the world of online video, social platforms...

Posted by: Industry Updates
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Events

Tech trends from CES 2019

Over a five-day period, I attended one of the largest consumer electronics conferences in the world, CES, to dive into the new tech and innovations that will be changing the advertising landscape in the foreseeable future. If we don't keep up, we'll...

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Features

Start imagining your impossible problems

Simon Richings, ECD at digital creative agency AnalogFolk, will appear at Creativepool's Connect: London festival next week alongside Miguel Alvarez, director of technology, to offer insight on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be harnessed as a...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Features

Get to know Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos

Simon Gill was promoted from chief creative officer at Isobar London to chief experience officer for the EMEA region this week. One of his first tasks will be to address delegates at Connect: London in a session on the opportunities surrounding...

Posted by: Ryan Watson

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