AZCentral: VR tours open up Taliesin West, other Arizona attractions to digital tourism

AZCentral: VR tours open up Taliesin West, other Arizona attractions to digital tourism. “Not all VR is about imagining new, fantastical realities. It also enables people to explore the real world without leaving the house — or even the couch. This summer, Taliesin West, the Scottsdale landmark and winter home to architect Frank Lloyd Wright, added to this ever-growing online library of re-created reality when it launched an immersive ‘digital experience’ that can be viewed on 3-D goggles or by pointing and clicking on a computer screen.”

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR. “Due to space limitations, only 70 people are allowed into 91.9 WFPK(FM)’s ‘Live Lunch’ music concerts. The events are broadcast live on the Louisville, Ky., independent alternative station every Friday at noon. Until now, the only way to enjoy these concerts was to be one of the lucky 70 attendees or to listen via WFPK’s FM broadcast or web streaming. But things changed the first day of June. When the band Awolnation took to the stage at the downtown Louisville Public Media performance studio that noon hour, a new audience got to see the concert in virtual reality.”

Rhinegold: New partnership for RPO and Google Arts & Culture

Rhinegold: New partnership for RPO and Google Arts & Culture. “The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Google Arts & Culture have launched a new project to bring some of the orchestra’s content online. Visitors to the Google Arts & Culture website will be able to explore the RPO and its music through exclusive interviews, features and performance highlights.”

VR Focus: Learn Star Trek’s 52-Year History At The Roddenberry Nexus

VR Focus: Learn Star Trek’s 52-Year History At The Roddenberry Nexus. “Star Trek fans might be enjoying some gameplay sessions on Star Trek: Bridge Crew The Next Generation DLC at the moment but those interested in learning about its history can do so in a new immersive way today. Sansar and Roddenberry Entertainment have collaborated on the Roddenberry Nexus, a portal into the Star Trek universe where fans can see the best of Roddenberry’s science fiction properties.”

Browse the web in VR: Chrome launches on Daydream View (Google Blog)

Google Blog: Browse the web in VR: Chrome launches on Daydream View. “Chrome is built to be accessed across all types of devices and platforms, regardless of what operating system you’re on. And today, we’re launching Chrome on Google Daydream View and the Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream. So if you have one of these headsets, you can launch Chrome directly from your homepage to browse and interact with any webpage while in VR.”

The Next Web: Google’s AR design guidelines aren’t complete shit, but should be better

The Next Web: Google’s AR design guidelines aren’t complete shit, but should be better. “When Google and Apple announced their mobile augmented reality (AR) platforms last summer, they rocked the 3D world. Almost overnight, Google’s ARCore and Apple’s ARKit shifted the center of gravity for 3D UX design away from headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR toward already ubiquitous mobile devices.”

Nevada Today: University Community Invited to Experience Reno’s Street Art Like Never Before

Nevada Today: University Community Invited to Experience Reno’s Street Art Like Never Before . “Because murals are ephemeral, the Digital Initiatives Department within University Libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno decided in the spring of 2017 to design a project to digitally preserve and catalog the influx of street art being created in Reno. The Reno Street Art Project is comprised of a digital archive and multimedia virtual reality (VR) time capsule highlighting street art on display in Reno between July 2017 – December 2017.”