Future News: Headlines for Futurists

Inspired by our Residency program, Headlines for Futurists is focused on AR with a mix of VR, AI, Mobile, Entertainment + Robotics. Spread the word. 


Magic Leap Announces First Round of Independent Creator Program Grant Recipients – RoadtoVR

The Secrets Of Magic Leap – Forbes

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality Fashion Show Streamed To Global Audience – Forbes

Thought Experiments in F# Minor: An AR/Video Walk of Walt Disney Concert Hall – Los Angeles Philharmonic 

AR Firm Biba Recognized As One Of The Top 10 Most Innovative Gaming Companies – VR Scout

‘Zingoshi Chronicles’ Uses AR To Help Children Build Confidence – VR Scout

The Three Laws of AR – Futurithmic


VR pioneer Jessica Brillhart is building inclusive virtual worlds – Dazed

Oculus Quest Will Require A Higher Standard Of Content From Developers – VR Scout

Facebook Working on Oculus Go, Quest Enterprise Editions – Variety

Harman Wants to Use Robotic Speakers to Make VR Sound More Real – Variety

Why VR developers should consider location based entertainment – LBE News

Talespin’s virtual human platform uses VR and AI to teach employees soft skills – Venture Beat

From Brunch to Breakthroughs: Mozilla supports VR creators @ Sundance through sponsoring inclusive spaces – Medium

Inside our Equipment Kit — Contrast VR

TUTORIAL: Setting Up Your Amazon Sumerian Project for Desktop HMDs – How to create VR


Sarah Nicole François Is The Designer Behind Solange’s 3D Avatar Who Is All About ‘Black Girl Domination‘ – Blavity

Designing medical devices to bend with the body – ILP Insider

4 Reasons Why You Should Design Without Color First – Medium

Bay Black Art: Collectives

AWE: Women Making History

Meet Iva Leon, Co-Founder, VRLab Inc. and ARVR Women

Meet Charity Everett, Research Fellow, MIT Open Documentary Lab


Corning is working on truly foldable Gorilla Glass – Engadget

W3C approves WebAuthn as the web standard for password-free logins – Venture Beat

Is 5G technology the new fracking? – Baltimore Sun

Self-driving cars may be likelier to hit black people than white people – Vox

Google won’t pull controversial Saudi government app – Engadget

Riot Games Hires Chief Diversity Officer Following Reports of Toxic Culture – The Hollywood Reporter

Emma Thompson Releases Letter She Wrote Asking Execs Why They Hired John Lasseter – Vulture

Chinese cops are wearing glasses that can recognize faces – The Download / MIT Tech Review

I Am Richard Pryor Documentary Makes Its TV Debut Next Week – Vulture

These MIT Grads Created A Deck Of Cards Featuring Historical Black Female Figures – Blavity (February)


Gem 2019: Papers, projects, artworks, performances – Submission deadline extended until March 10th, for all tracks of the 2019 IEEE GEM conference. GEM encompasses all aspects of interactive digital media ranging from game design, theoretical advances in algorithmic and mathematical techniques, new enabling technologies, advanced consumer electronics systems, and novel sensing technologies such as motion capture.

SIGGRAPH 2019 Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality – DEADLINE
Tue, 26 Mar 2019, 22:00 UTC
The Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality content in the Immersive Pavilion at SIGGRAPH will feature the most innovative virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) experiences. We are looking for artists, designers and content creators from all industries to submit their interactive headset experiences including everything from art, adaptive technology, games, location-based experiences, research, healthcare and more.

Women Startup Challenge at Google in  Partnership  with  Craig  Newmark Philanthropies – $50,000 cash grant to be awarded. Applications close March 28, 2019 at 11:59pm PDT.

Ottawa International Animation Festival – Deadline for entry forms and film URLs: Friday, May 31st, 2019 There is no entry or registration fee. VR submissions can be presented either as a URL link to a streaming video play-through, or as a URL link to a VR build file. The link must be active until the end of July. Supported platforms are Oculus RiftHTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR only. 

Data 360 Labs Women’s Initiative for funding up to $2 million in partnership with Google, Faster CapitalKiwiTech and numerous investor networks. We are providing support for female and diverse founders who are looking for technical co-founders. Please register with our Data 360 Labs Women’s Initiative Group for more information. Additional information will be provided mid to late March 2019.


11-Year-Old Boy Lands Book Deal About Crocheting After His Creations Go Viral – Forbes

Drone-catching eagle photo goes viral. Here’s the story – Drone DJ

The military wants to build a bullshit detector for social science studies – Vox

Martha Stewart Takes Advisory Role at Pot Firm Canopy Growth – Bloomberg

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