Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

The Science of… Virtual Reality

RNZ have a great snapshot of VR delivered by Alison Ballance and Simon Morton.

Listen to it on the Radio NZ website http://www.radionz.co.nz/programmes/the-science-of/story/201855283/the-science-of-virtual-reality … there’s heaps to read too!

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Vimeo 360 launch

Nofilmschool.com met the team behind Vimeo’s latest filmmaker-friendly platform at SXSW.

They’ve been intrigued about Vimeo 360 since the announcement of its launch earlier this month, especially because of its promise to enable accessibility and monetization of 360° projects at the high quality that we’ve come to expect from the company.

Fossil Hunters of the Gobi: A 360 Scientific Expedition

Join a 1920s paleontology expedition to the Gobi Desert with Roy Chapman Andrews, then visit modern-day museum collections with paleontologist Mike Novacek to discover how these finds are studied today.

This 360 video is part of Shelf Life’s second season, exploring fantastic stories from far-away places where some of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts were discovered. The series links those collection items and epic adventures of the past with current scientific inquiry.

Field Trip to Mars – Group VR Experience

A group of kids in Washington, D.C., thought they were taking an ordinary school-bus ride to the USA Science and Engineering Festival recently. But much to their surprise, they suddenly took a detour—to Mars.

This was thanks to Lockheed Martin, which created, with help from McCann and Framestore, the Lockheed Martin Mars Experience Bus, in which the windows of a bus were turned into screens and a “group VR” experience made the pint-size riders feel like they were traveling around the surface of the Red Planet.

The video below shows the stunt in action, and it’s clear the kids were thrilled to have made a journey to a neighboring planet in seconds that normally takes the fastest spacecraft several months.

Here is how they made it: