EurekAlert: Digitalisation meets the Middle Ages

EurekAlert: Digitalisation meets the Middle Ages . “Smartphones, touch screens and holograms could make museum visits a digital and multimedia experience. For example, books that for reasons of protection may not be touched by visitors, could be leafed through on tablets. Or flesh and skin could be projected on the skeleton of a dinosaur with virtual and augmented reality. The research project MEETeUX (Multi-Device Ecologies Towards Elaborate User Experience), coordinated by St. Pölten UAS, develops approaches and solutions for digital forms of exhibition design. The presentation of the Abrogans is a first prototype from the project.”

Google Blog: Introducing VR180 Creator, simplifying the video editing process

Google Blog: Introducing VR180 Creator, simplifying the video editing process. “VR180 cameras allow creators to shoot three-dimensional, immersive photos and videos using affordable cameras that are small enough to fit in your pocket. And to make it even easier for you to create and edit high quality VR videos, we’re launching VR180 Creator on Mac and Linux. This desktop tool lets anyone edit VR180 footage with existing VR video tools.”

The Local DE: Virtual museum to immerse worldwide audience in history of German migration

The Local DE: Virtual museum to immerse worldwide audience in history of German migration. “A museum which can be ‘visited’ online and looks at the history of migration in Germany was presented at the Documentation Center and Museum on Migration in Germany (DOMid) in Cologne on Monday. An employee at DOMid, the association which set up the virtual museum, told The Local on Wednesday that although an exact launch date has not yet been set, the museum will likely go live online in two weeks.”

Lonely Planet: Google has digitised the Kyiv region with a VR sightseeing experience

Lonely Planet: Google has digitised the Kyiv region with a VR sightseeing experience. “The project, done in partnership with the Kyiv City Administration, has resulted in digitising more than 3000 objects in Kyiv and its surroundings. The website includes an interactive map featuring photos, 3D tours, 3D panoramas and audio guides of the main tourist attractions of the Ukrainian capital and the wider region. The map is easy to use and shows both popular attractions and lesser-known sights.”

Engadget: Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR

Engadget: Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR. “NextVR has been partnering with the NBA to livesream games for the last two years, and now it’s going to cover the upcoming Finals. After each game, the service will upload free-to-watch highlights in a new high-resolution format to its dedicated NextVR app, which works with most virtual reality headsets.”

AdWeek: While Well-Intentioned, VR Is Rooted in Privilege and Disregards Those in Need

AdWeek: While Well-Intentioned, VR Is Rooted in Privilege and Disregards Those in Need. “Like lots of people in the world, I’ve spent some quality family time roaming my neighborhood trying to capture little cartoon monsters on my cell phone. For many of us, Pokémon Go was our first experience of augmented reality. It was lots of fun. In fact, a lot of the money behind AR/VR comes from the gaming industry. It also comes from education, real estate and high technology—applications that show us what things look like and how things work. But apart from selling us condos, teaching us how to wire a superconductor in record time or tell better stories (which are, admittedly, pretty big things), what actual good will these extended reality (XR) technologies do for us?”