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Review: Particles of Existence | Immersive Exhibit @ PHI Centre
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Review: Particles of Existence | Immersive Exhibit @ PHI Centre

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Montreal’s PHI Centre, a multidisciplinary arts and culture organization well known in the VR Industry for being a standard bearer of Virtual Reality as an Artform for years, heavily participating in international events such as SXSW and Sundance Film Festival, as well as for their support of award-winning…

Exclusive: Cathy Hackl joins leading AR/VR firm You Are Here Labs
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Exclusive: Cathy Hackl joins leading AR/VR firm You Are Here Labs

Spend a little time on LinkedIN and Facebook Groups dedicated to VR/AR, and you will find one of her posts & discussions. One of the more active and respected members of the international VR/AR Community, Cathy Hackl is also one of the strongest advocates for the increase of visible minorities in tech as a whole. She started our…

Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff
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Industry Watch: Viacom shuts down Viacom Next, their VR/AR Division and lays off staff

In a move that has surprised quite a few, content giant Viacom has decided to shut down its VR/AR Studio division, Viacom Next. Having produced some really great VR content such as The Melody of Dust and Are Aligned. According to reports from Variety, most staffers will lose their jobs, while others will be given the chance to transfer to…

Industry Watch: Walmart’s Store No 8 Innovation Hub acquires VR Platform + Content Studio Spatialand
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Industry Watch: Walmart’s Store No 8 Innovation Hub acquires VR Platform + Content Studio Spatialand

Walmart Inc.’s innovation hub, Store No 8, has acquired Spatialand, a VR platform and content studio, that will be the foundation of the group’s latest venture. Spatialand makes software tools that let creators transform existing content into immersive, virtual reality experiences. The startup worked with Walmart’s technology incubator, Store No. 8, on a project last…