Freestyle: ‘Beat Saber’ Joins the Oculus Quest Launch Lineup
– Oculus Blog
Inspired by our Residency program, Headlines for Futurists is focused on AR with a mix of VR, AI, Mobile, Entertainment + Robotics. Spread the word.
Augmented Reality Design Guidelines – Google
‘Beat Saber’ Sells Over One Million Copies – Road To VR
VIDEO: I spent a week in a VR headset, here’s what happened – Disrupt / YouTube
VR Game Data on Steam, inc. average sales + revenue – Tera Nguyen
Oculus @ GDC 2019: Oculus Quest, Rift Demos, and More – Oculus Blog
Unity at GDC – Unity Events
HTC Vive at GDC – HTC Blog
Google at GDC – Google Blog
GDC 2019: VR/AR topics you shouldn’t miss – AndroidPit
GDC Code of Conduct – GDC
Team receives grant to recreate the ‘sound signature’ of cultural heritage sites – Eureka Alert / Rochester Institute of Technology
Tech investors include #MeToo clauses in start-up deals – Financial Times
US Again Cuts Women from State Department’s Human Rights Reports – Human Rights Watch
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Black Actors, Models Discuss Lack Of Stylists Who Can Do Black Hair – Huffington Post
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NEW: Fast Forward Summer Accelerator 2019 Apply by April 8, 2019 Fast Forward runs the first and only accelerator program for tech nonprofits, which in five years has enabled 41 tech nonprofits to impact over 51M lives and raise over $102M in follow-on funding. Details on the Accelerator: – The program will span from July to October. – The accelerator is a 13-week program where we meet in person in the San Francisco Bay Area (June 26 – 27, July 10 – 11, July 24 – 25, Aug 7 – 8, and Aug 21 – 22) and in New York City (Sep 9 – 10). – If selected, accelerator teams receive a $25,000 general support grant, training, and access to over 100 mentors, as well as, over 400 potential donors.
NEW: Inside the Vault: Unity 3D Environment Art Contest Deadline extended 2 weeks, to April 11, 2019
Unity and Substance invite you to create your vision and add to the Buried Memories world. Create a scene showcasing multiple environment pieces, objects, or characters, textured with Substance, and upload your work to the Unity Asset Store.
- 1st Place: Quadro RTX 5000 ($2499), Wacom Cintiq 16 (599,90€ TTC), 1-year Substance license ($239), 1-year Unity Pro license ($1500)
- 2nd Place: GeForce RTX 2080 ($799), Intuos Pro M (379,90€ TTC),1-year Substance license ($239), 1-year Unity Plus license ($420)
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 Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR only.
Data 360 Labs Women’s Initiative for funding up to $2 million in partnership with Google, Faster Capital, KiwiTech 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.
Opportunity’s last Mars panorama is a showstopper – Tech Crunch