My Take on the Future of VR

photo by John Fujii © 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH As I sat down to write this, I reflected on a story I wrote exactly one year ago for the ACM SIGGRAPH blog and how the state of virtual reality (VR) has evolved … Continued

How Google Made Its First VR Film, ‘Pearl’

SIGGRAPH 2016 may have come and gone, but as awards season continues, we cannot get enough of the details behind some of the most buzzed-about projects. Google’s “Pearl” from esteemed director Patrick Osbourne continues to make waves and it is … Continued

7 Last-minute VR Gifts for a Tech Enthusiast

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photo by John Fujii © 2016 ACM SIGGRAPH Still working on your holiday shopping list? If you’re a last-minute gifter, here are my top, virtual reality-themed picks for fellow tech enthusiasts: Give the gift of curiosity and nostalgia Google Earth VR … Continued

SIGGRAPH 2016: Tips for First-Time Attendees

photo credit: “Submergence,” courtesy of Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Liam Birtles, Chris Bennewith, Oliver Brown – Squidsoup Whether you’re in animation, research, production development, fine arts and design, or games, SIGGRAPH 2016 has something for everyone. The SIGGRAPH experience can … Continued

Virtual > Reality: VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2016

​Immersive and Interactive Procedure-Training Simulator for High-Risk Power-Line Maintenance © 2016 Eduardo Zilles Borba, Marcio Cabral, Andre Montes, Olavo Belloc,Marcelo Zuffo: Universidade de São Paulo As the premier conference showcasing cutting-edge computer graphics and interactive techniques, SIGGRAPH 2016 will demonstrate … Continued

Coming Soon to a Virtual Environment Near You

Image: Real Virtuality: Immersive Explorer. Courtesy of Sylvain Chagué, Fondation Artanim; Bart Kevelham, Fondation Artanim VR Village Chair Denise Quesnel shares her take of the evolution of virtual reality, from curiosity to commercial viability. The VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2016 … Continued

Up Close with SIGGRAPH 2015 VR Village Contributors

image: Cardboard Car Crash, Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of Canada Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of Canada We had an opportunity to connect with these contributors to the new VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2015: Vincent McCurley, National Film Board of … Continued

The VR Village at SIGGRAPH 2015

Image credit: Earth Encounter – Brandon Laatsch,Stress Level Zero and Miles Perkins, Jaunt Inc. The VR Village is a new program being introduced at SIGGRAPH 2015, co-chaired by myself and Denise Quesnel from the Emily Carr University of Art + … Continued