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Thursday, 17 September, 2020 UTC

Will the Oculus Quest 2 sell well this Christmas? – Analysis

Before we hit the madness of Christmas, Facebook unveiled the Oculus Quest 2 (after a series of leaks). The battleground is set, and the arena of festive capitalism welcomes its combatants: Facebook wants the standalone VR headset to become the hot consumer ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 14 September, 2020 UTC

The Immersive Wire – 9 September 2020

By Tom Ffiske // 9 September 2020 Like the content? Support the newsletter via Patreon. The Midnight Library is heart-wrenchingly beautiful. If you feel you have many regrets in your life, it is a must-read. Presented by: No-one! At least, not yet. If ... more - virtualperceptions


Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 UTC

Venice VR Expanded: Visiting a virtual film festival

My immersive colleagues always rated Venice Film Festival as a lot of fun. The glitz and glamour of intermingling stars and flashing shoots sparked a fun sense of wonder in my mind. But critically, Venice Film Festival has been supporting the immersive ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 17 July, 2020 UTC

Analysis: Using VR/AR in education during the pandemic

How many times have you heard that VR would get a boost during the pandemic? Quite a few times, I would assume. But the reasoning makes sense on paper; if stuck at home with no way to attend school, immersive solutions have the perfect opportunity to ... more - virtualperceptions


Saturday, 4 July, 2020 UTC

Theatres and music festivals: Where VR works, and where it fails

Glastonbury Festival is a staple of the UK’s music culture. What was a massive festival where people partied and shared drugs, evolved into a massive festival where people partied and shared drugs secretly. The Glastonbury experience can be summarised ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 3 July, 2020 UTC

Thank you!

Thank you for subscribing to the Immersive Wire! You should get an email in your inbox very soon. Please confirm your intention to subscribe in the email, and the sign-up process is complete. Thank you so much! The post Thank you! appeared first on Virtual ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 25 June, 2020 UTC

Spatial audio and VR/AR: What’s the significance?

Strip away graphics and gestures, and audio is one of the most important parts of any experience. Good graphics go far, and mechanics make a world feel alive – but good audio brings is absolutely necessary. No audio is like a house without walls. Spatial ... more - virtualperceptions


Saturday, 13 June, 2020 UTC

Educational VR: The best learning apps to try out (2020)

Ever since the release of virtual reality (VR) headsets, educators explored how to use the immersive technology for teaching others, whether in a classroom or in the workforce. Educational VR has the power to teach new skills to schoolchildren and adults ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 25 May, 2020 UTC

Exploring intimacy and virtual reality – Kazimir Bielecki and Lennie Varvarides

Kazimir Bielecki and Lennie Varvarides are from DYSPLA, a neurodivergent, Tottenham based studio lead by the award-winning disabled artists. Supported by the Arts Council England, DYSPLA produces the work of neurodivergent storymakers. We explore the ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 25 May, 2020 UTC

Digital twins and AR/VR – Nicola Rosa

Nicola Rosa is the Global Head of Immersive Learning at Accenture. Nicola is currently part of the Accenture Digital UKI, where he is the Go-To Market Lead for XR (AR, VR, and MR). We discussed the growth of gaming brands during the pandemic, and the ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 25 May, 2020 UTC

Using drones for virtual reality – Or Lev-Cohen

On the first episode of The Immersive Wire is Or Lev-Cohen, a final-year Industrial Design student from Tel-Aviv. Lev-Cohen is looking into how immersive tech can be used with drones to provide people with a flying experience that they can control. In ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 25 May, 2020 UTC

How to analyse virtual and augmented reality – Leo Gebbie

Leo Gebbie is a Wearables and Extended Reality Analyst at CCS Insight, joining the company over a year ago to track all that is happening across both industries. Leo explores his current smartwatches, some of his favourite immersive events he attended, ... more - virtualperceptions


Monday, 25 May, 2020 UTC

Favourite virtual reality games to play – Jonny Keeley

Jonny Keeley is a photographer and filmmaker working in the immersive industry for “Shared VR” company Igloo Vision. When he isn’t doing that he’s either out shooting Landscapes as @ItsJonnyKeeley on Instagram or touring with his band Fight The Bear. ... more - virtualperceptions


Saturday, 16 May, 2020 UTC

What is the future of augmented reality? (2020)

It is safe to say that the future of augmented reality (AR) looks bright. In late 2019, PwC predicted that VR and AR could add as much as $1.5 trillion, or 1.8 per cent GDP, to the global economy by 2030. The value provided by immersive technologies ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 8 May, 2020 UTC

Best VR fitness games of 2020

Want to exercise, but stuck at home? Virtual reality (VR) offers numerous ways to exercise and get fit, for anyone who cannot make the journey to the gym. Whether it is BOXVR or OhShape , fitness experiences help get the blood pumping, burn calories, ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 8 May, 2020 UTC

Best VR fitness games of 2020

Want to exercise, but stuck at home? Virtual reality (VR) offers numerous ways to exercise and get fit, for anyone who cannot make the journey to the gym. Whether it is BOXVR or OhShape , fitness experiences help get the blood pumping, burn calories, ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 7 May, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 06.05.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 6 May 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. “Day XX of self-isolation. I considered buying the LEGO Millenium Falcon set for the fifth time today.” Presented by: No-one! At least, not yet. If you would like to sponsor the newsletter ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 30 April, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 30.04.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 30 April 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. “Tom, this newsletter is coming out a day later. Why? “Because of a big announcement, embargoed ’til now. It’s a fun story, and I felt it was worth it. Read more at the Big Story below…” ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 30 April, 2020 UTC

Vive Sync Impressions: A useful collaboration tool

HTC invited Virtual Perceptions to try out the VIVE Sync, a collaboration platform entering free Beta. It’s not every day that I interview someone in virtual reality. Still, the company kindly invited me to speak to Graham Wheeler, General Manager EMEA ... more - virtualperceptions


Wednesday, 29 April, 2020 UTC

Arizona Sunshine is everything you want from a VR Zombie Shooter

Arizona Sunshine is a fun VR zombie shooter that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The primary mission sends your character, a former soldier in the US Army, on a quest to find remaining survivors. On the way, you explore different areas of Arizona ... more - virtualperceptions


Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 UTC

With or without COVID-19, Magic Leap was changing course (Analysis)

On 22 April, Magic Leap announced that they were laying off employees to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. The official blog did not give any specific numbers, but Bloomberg reported that it was about 1000; that’s a thousand families and friends devastated ... more - virtualperceptions


Wednesday, 22 April, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 22.04.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 22 April 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. “Tom, why is this newsletter suddenly blue?” “A small way to liven it up; if you like it, let me know. And if you don’t, I’m sure you’ll let me know loudly.” Presented by: No-one! ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 16 April, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 15.04.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 15 April 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. The newsletter audience grew about 25 per cent over the last week. To all the new subscribers, hello! I hope you enjoy what you read, and if you, do, I appreciate if it is forwarded ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 16 April, 2020 UTC

Has COVID-19 boosted interest in VR? (Analysis)

‘May you live in interesting times’ is an old English expression traditionally sourced from a Chinese curse. While the phrase may convey positivity, the sentence contains two sides. People much prefer living in ‘uninteresting times’ when the status quo ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 9 April, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 09.04.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 9 April 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. If you enjoy this newsletter, please consider forwarding it to a colleague or friend. Ta <3 Presented by: No-one! At least, not yet. If you would like to sponsor the newsletter series ... more - virtualperceptions


Wednesday, 1 April, 2020 UTC

IMMERSIVE WIRE – WEEKLY VIRTUAL PERCEPTIONS NEWSLETTER – 01.04.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 1 April 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. If you enjoy this newsletter, please consider forwarding it to a colleague or friend. Ta <3 Presented by: No-one! At least, not yet. If you would like to sponsor the newsletter series ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 27 March, 2020 UTC

Introducing Quidpal

Quidpal is a system where you will be matched with a random quidditch player in the world as a new penpal. One of the best parts of quidditch is the people you meet at competitions, and the connections forged over time. With the global pandemic, quidditch ... more - virtualperceptions


Friday, 27 March, 2020 UTC

Terms and Conditions (Quidpal)

Preamble If you use Quidpal, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following conditions and terms of use, which, together with our Privacy Policy, govern our relationship with you in relation to this website. The terms ‘Quidpal’, ‘Ffiske’, ... more - virtualperceptions


Thursday, 26 March, 2020 UTC

Immersive Wire – Weekly Virtual Perceptions Newsletter – 26.03.2020

By Tom Ffiske // 26 March 2020 New to the newsletter? Subscribe here. The newsletter is one day later than usual as I moved back to Bristol for now. Presented by: No-one! At least, not yet. If you would like to sponsor the newsletter series from April ... more - virtualperceptions


Saturday, 21 March, 2020 UTC

Immersive marketing as the world self-isolates

I write this during a global pandemic. Countries close their borders, marching their army onto the streets to regulate people leaving their homes. The consequences are more people working from home; waking up, making coffee, working, and sleeping in ... more - virtualperceptions