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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. 


AR

Apple wins a Patent for Augmented Reality Smartglasses – Patenly Apple

Apple’s smart glasses can change the game in a niche augmented & virtual reality market – Apple Insider

NexTech Launches Augmented Reality Dispensary Experience for the Legal Cannabis Market – Global News Wire

Morpholio Unveils AR Sketchwalk, an Augmented Reality Tool to Immerse Users in Design – Arch Daily

Niantic’s Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a sorcerous smorgasbord for the Pokémon GO generation – TechCrunch

Meeting Old Masters, Rowing With Vikings — in Augmented Reality – The New York Times

Play The Division 2 Echo mobile AR experience in Facebook Messenger and unlock in-game gear – Pocket Lint

10 Ways To Use Augmented Reality In Mobile Applications – Mobile App Daily

ARCORE: Quickstart for iOS – Google Developers

You are the prototype – @krispatl


VR

Accessing VR: Don’t Leave Disabled People Behind – The Geeky Gimp

‘Chained’ Is A Groundbreaking Exploration Of Immersive Intimacy — And Now It’s Expanding – Forbes

Nintendo’s first VR product in 24 years is coming to Nintendo Switch – Ars Technica

Why VR is out of touch with reality for women – Financial Times

High Fidelity’s Multi-Con VR Event Will Feature $10K Avatar Contest – VR Scout


SXSW

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards – SXSW

SXSW VR Cinema: Cypher You control Güvenç Özel’s interactive new flesh sculpture – The Austin Chronicle

Facebook is using AR to bring a massive mural to life – Engadget

Snapchat and HBO Use AR at Game of Thrones SXSW Experience – Ad Week

VR/AR @ SXSW What you see (and immersively interact with) is what you get – The Austin Chronicle

Perfect Corp. brings ‘Beauty 3.0’ to SXSW – virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup – Yahoo Finance

Accenture Interactive’s SXSW Connects Marketers With Consumers Using AR and VR – Ad Week

VIDEO: AR, VR & Drones among hottest tech trends at SXSW – CNBC


AWE: Women Making History

Meet Barbara Dehart, Co-Founder, Sama Learning

Meet Jasmine Roberts, Chair of Women in VR, UN Women

Meet Paige Dansinger, CEO/Executive Director, Better World Museum, and Facebook Community Leadership Program Fellow


NEWS

New Google Video Shows Company Set to Unveil Vision for Future of Gaming at GDC – Variety

Apple’s March 25th event is official: ‘It’s show time’ – 9to5Mac

Palmer Luckey wins secretive Pentagon contract to develop AI for drones – Boing Boing

Samsung Galaxy S10 facial recognition fooled by a video of the phone owner – ZD Net

Latest Seeing AI app lets blind and low-vision users explore photos by touch, adds iPad support – 9To5 Mac

Ali Wong, Jeffrey Wright, Noah Schnapp Featured in Tribeca Immersive Lineup – Variety

Study Finds Artists Become Famous Because of Who They Know, Not Their Work – High Snobiety

Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope – The Verge


CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

XR For Change Fellowships – NYC -Application Deadline: March 15, 2019
Fellows will become part of the G4C team and be mentored and have unique work experience while engaging in research, writing, curation, and event production over the course of six months, and participate in generating a white paper study of the state of XR and social impact to guide future investment in the field. Each Fellow will receive a monthly stipend and is expected to make a commitment of 25-30 hours per week.

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.


FUN STUFF

VIDEO: Watch Japan’s Hayabusa2 Grab a Piece of an Asteroid – Space.com

U.S. Army Assures Public That Robot Tank System Adheres to AI Murder Policy – Gizmodo

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