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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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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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Features

The Future of VR & AR at VR World, London

By Suzie Ryan Two of our most enthusiastic techies – Hamzah Ghafoor, Creative Technology Lead and Stephen Beaumont-Adam, Senior Project Manager – head to VR World at Kensington Olympia to find out what augmented, mixed and virtual reality has in...

Posted by: Matter Of Form
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Should brands invest in VR advertising?

Successful virtual reality projects from publishers like The New York Times have paved the way for sponsorship opportunities, product placement and interspersed immersive ads. However, according to Anna Bager of the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

Posted by: REWIND
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Advertising

Cannes Lions 2017: Duality of data with Grant Owens

We took a pit stop with Grant Owens, Chief Strategy Offficer at Critical Mass along the Croisette to talk about the duality of data, content and augmented reality. The last few years has seen a growth in the conversation around data, with Artificial...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Technology

Geometry Global and Blippar buddy up to bring AR to the masses

Blippar has this morning announced a global partnership with shopper marketing agency Geometry Global, with the deal primarily aimed at helping GG clients better harness augmented reality applications. AR has long-promised to bridge the divide...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Samsung and Leo Burnett use AR to save lives with Pocket Patrol

In collaboration with Surf Life Saving Australia, Samsung Electronics Australia recently launched and piloted an Augmented Reality (AR) mobile app developed with Leo Burnett Sydney, which uses technology to help raise awareness of the number one...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Events

Limited tickets to Positive Disruption: 3D Printing Now

INITION has partnered with 3D Systems Quickparts (formally CRDM) for a series of seminars titled Positive Disruption: 3D Printing Now to discuss the current and future state of 3D printing and Additive Manufacturing (AM), with a look at the creative...

Posted by: Inition
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Technology

Design your own “Monster Hunting” experience this Halloween

A leading name in Augmented Reality enabled products and entertainment has recently partnered with the UK supermarket chain Asda to bring the “Asda Spook Squad” to life in an “Monster Hunting” experience developed by Momentum...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

What the Blip? Is Independent Plus a media platform too far?

Ever get the feeling this whole digital hoopla is just being made up as we go along? Starting to suspect 'boffins' are just slinging out new widgets for a hungry world to scoop up and guzzle down, like mongrel hounds being thrown scotch eggs? Welcome...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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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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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: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Mixed reality will have as big an impact as iPhone

The founder of immersive production studio REWIND has predicted that mixed reality will have as big an impact on the world as the iPhone did when it was first released in 2007. Sol Rogers, who is behind augmented and virtual reality work for the...

Posted by: Ryan Watson
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Advertising

ENGINE reveals brutal reality of South Africa's 'Instagram lions'

If you enjoyed Disney’s The Lion King remake this summer, chances are you’ll love this new film created for the Born Free Foundation. Until the end, that is. The international wildlife charity has launched a campaign to raise awareness...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Bjork brings her heartbreaking Virtual Reality exhibition to Somerset House

Bjork, the technology obsessed artist, surprised nobody when she decided to cast her net into the grand expanse that is the world of virtual reality. What is surprising, however, is how vulnerable and intimate her first major furore into the art-form...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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: Creativepool Editorial
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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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