Jessica Brillhart, the Director of USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies MxR Lab, points to audio AR (augmented reality) as a way to bridge the gap for fans unable to make it to the arena who still want a gameday experience. Prior to joining USC’s MxR lab, Brillhart’s Vrai Pictures debuted a spatial audio platform called Traverse at South by Southwest in 2019 that allowed users to move around a space in which a mix of the Elvis Presley song “Power of My Love” played from various viewpoints. As a user moved around the space, getting closer to, or further away from, different parts of Presley’s band, the volume and sounds they heard emulated what it would be like walking around the studio while the song was recorded. … [Read more...] about Can Virtual Reality Help Sports Fans Experience Game Day In A Post COVID-19 World?
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'You would have to make a lot more changes to make the numbat DNA look like a thylacine but the technology for making those changes has gotten exponentially easier in the last five or so years because of the people who are doing the mammoth work,' Professor Pask said. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s not science fiction, it’s science fact’: Australian scientists plan to CLONE the Tasmanian tiger and bring it back from extinction
To interact with the world, Manova will use two outward facing camera lenses that track a person's arm and leg movements, allowing them to use a range of physical gestures to interact, including high fives, fist bumps, and toasts. … [Read more...] about Former HTC executive unveils a new 5G VR headset with a Sims-like virtual city as its interface and front-facing cameras to support arm and leg tracking for gestural controls
industry. After going through two months of almost stalled production schedules, the automakers are gradually shifting towards virtual manufacturing, however, making this concept a reality requires broad-based support and consensus, said CV Raman, Senior Executive Director (Engg), Maruti Suzuki India. According to Raman, embracing the new version of manufacturing will bring the resilience to cope with disruption and the agility to react and adapt when that inevitable disruption occurs.Speaking at ETAuto Simulation & Testing Virtual Congress, Raman said the industry needs to learn the technicalities of the virtual world and emphasised on the need to beef up levels of automation on shop floors. Acknowledging the new changes in norms at the plant, Raman further said that social distancing is going to be a new reality going forward and engineers have to find out ways to evolve manufacturing while adhering to the center guidelines on combating COVID-19. Major focus is on simulation and … [Read more...] about ETAutoSTVC: Adopt virtual manufacturing to build resilience in the time of crisis, says CV Raman
Gilmore Girls (Netflix)The Gilmore Girls a couple of months ago, and, man, what a lucky break for us. Stars Hollow, Connecticut — an indie-rock Mayberry where Grant Lee Phillips was the town troubadour and the dream of the Nineties was still blissfully alive well into the Bush years — is the perfect place to spend an hour or three in any era. But it’s especially soothing after a long day of enforced social distancing and global economic collapse. In our new collective coronavirus reality, the show offers a new, more viscerally immediate kind of utopian fantasy. When supercool single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her wonderful daughter, Rory, want to go out to grab coffee at Luke’s Diner, they just go grab coffee at Luke’s Diner! Crazy, right? They leave the house, they sit down next to other people, they flirt with Luke, and they crisply toss around wryly whimsical, knowingly ironic pop-culture-saturated banter like Bringing up Baby by way of Belle & … [Read more...] about Monsters, Wizards, and Trashy Reality TV: Rolling Stone’s Staff Picks for Quarantine Viewing