Category Archives: Virtual Reality

A 20Megapixel VR display and Foveated rendering

tl,dr: Some companies (including Google) have announced soon-to-be available (2018) very-high resolution VR/AR displays. To deliver on these, two problems need to be overcome – not enough memory bandwidth or GPU compute available)(to be solved with foveated rendering techniques) which … Continue reading

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First view of the Magic Leap HMD drops, let’s guess the FOV

So Magic leap just announced its HMD, the “Lightwear” (plus accessories) .  I was really hoping for something a bit more wraparound and less cyberpunk. Immersion is really helped by a good field of view (FOV), but immersion might not … Continue reading

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Samsung HMD Odyssey for Windows Mixed Reality – a review

While I wasn’t exactly *thrilled* to learn that I’d need to add yet another HMD to the list, in fact I’m really eager to play around with Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform.  And earlier this week I finally received my first … Continue reading

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The Mars Bus keeps rolling along…100 awards and counting!

I’m really surprised at how well the Mars Bus has been received. It was a cutting edge VR project using technology never put together before, but so far the total is a staggering 100 awards – many of them the … Continue reading

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Virtual Computing

Mike Abrash – chief Scientist at Oculus, gave, as always, an inspiring keynote at this year’s F8 conference. He gave a great talk, coined the term “virtual computing” to glom together VR, AR, the cloud, and how it’ll all mix … Continue reading

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The Soul of a New Machine? 1st move – Avatar firm gets VC Investments

(to repurpose from Tracy Kidder). A number of years ago I was dev lead for a groundbreaking company called LifeF/X , we made fairly believable avatar heads – ones that were pretty far down the uncanny valley – believable enough … Continue reading

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‘The Field Trip to Mars,’ the Single Most Awarded Campaign at Cannes

Inside ‘The Field Trip to Mars,’ the Single Most Awarded Campaign at Cannes 2016 McCann and Framestore dissect their Lockheed Martin marvel – so reads the Adweek headline discussing the Lockheed Martin Mars Bus, and its huge success at the … Continue reading

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Largest shared VR installation ever?

I’m currently pretty busy building out and managing the development of what may be the largest shared VR installation ever. It’s designed to surround up to about 25-30 people and they will be sharing a virtual experience, so while one … Continue reading

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