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  • 21st Century Manhattan Project

    That was the term I used for virtual humans back in 2013 during a TedX talk “Analog Soul – Digital World.” I argued that avatars would progress to the point where their impact would reach far beyond just their intended use. Looks like we’re one step closer to that, courtesy of Neon. Part of the…

  • we don’t need no stinking headsets

    I’ve often thought that projection mapping (PM) has been taking a back seat to head mounted displays. Microsoft had their Illumiroom concept a few years back, and projection mapping has been used to good effect in outdoor art installations. Now Amazon wants to invade your living room. While each technology has its strengths and weaknesses,…

  • Apple buys Faceshift

    Apple has made another play into the computer vision and AR/VR arena with their purchase of Faceshift. This builds on earlier purchases of PrimeSense (user sensing) and Metaio (augmented reality). Evidently they are not content to sit on the sidelines while Microsoft pushes HoloLens, Facebook pushes Oculus, and Google…well, they will just find more stuff…

  • all that gear

    After many years of hype and some pretenders, the first “semi-real” VR solution hits the shelves with Samsung VR. No, the content isn’t ready – most of it is pretty bad. For instance the NY Times Cardboard app gave me sim sickness in 10 seconds – a new record. But we’ll see how the holiday…