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  • 00:00

    Sony PlayStation: On the Brink of Virtual Reality

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    On the heels of Sony's annual PlayStation Experience event, WSJ's Sarah E. Needleman explains what's next on the virtual reality gaming horizon -- and what's still under wraps.

  • 00:00

    Sony PlayStation: On the Brink of Virtual Reality

    in News

    On the heels of Sony's annual PlayStation Experience event, WSJ's Sarah E. Needleman explains what's next on the virtual reality gaming horizon -- and what's still under wraps.

  • 00:38

    InformationWeek IT Life Radio: Where Virtual Reality Falls Short

    in Technology

    Oculus Rift and other virtual reality helmets are seen by many as potential game changers in gaming, retail, entertainment and other industries. But VR has significant weaknesses. You're stuck inside the helmet. It locks your experience and makes it difficult to share with co-workers or friends.


    John Underkoffler thinks there is a better way. He's been called "the real-life Tony Stark." Underkoffler the computer scientist and award-winning user-interface designer behind the films "Minority Report" and "Iron Man," believes the future isn't locked in these headsets, it's in shareable experiences and workspaces. Collaboration is not about creating virtual walls, but working with one another on actual walls. People need space for their ideas to spread as they flow in real time. VR users need a whole new UI to really interact properly.


    We'll talk to Underkoffler about the future of collaboration and shared visuals in the workspace. We'll see what might be beyond virtual reality. 


    John Underkoffler is CEO of Oblong Industries, developer of the g-speak Spatial Operating Environment and the Mezzanine conferencing and collaboration system in use at firms from Boeing to Beats Music. Oblong's technological trajectories build on fifteen years of foundational work at the MIT Media Laboratory, where John was responsible for innovations in real-time computer graphics, large-scale visualization techniques, and the I/O Bulb and Luminous Room systems. He has been science advisor to films including Minority Report, The Hulk (A.Lee), Aeon Flux, Stranger Than Fiction, and Iron Man. John also serves as adjunct professor in the USC School of Cinematic Arts; on the boards of the 5D Conference, the University Art Museum board at CSULB, Sequoyah School, and the E14 Fund; and on MIT's Visiting Committee. He is the 2015 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award winner for Interaction Design. 

  • 00:00

    Virtual Reality: Reviewing the New Samsung Gear VR

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    WSJ's personal tech columnist Geoffrey Fowler reviews the brand new Samsung Gear VR headset. Could virtual reality finally go mainstream?

  • 01:09

    54 - Virtual Reality with Tip Chennavasin!

    in Entertainment

    YEAH!! Virtual Reality, man! Sword Art Online! The Matrix! Lawnmower Man!! ... OK, maybe not so much Lawnmower Man, but YEAH! It's coming back in a major way. So much so, that our guest Tipatat Chennavasin says it will replace TV! VR will change the way we play games, design them and even create new ways to educate! 


    Tip should know, he's already creating his own VR experiences and worlds, including one where you can meet Optimus Prime! It's awesome! But how does he do all this? And what is the future of VR? How can we get in on the action, man? Check it out. We're also probably gonna get deep into Macross and Anime Mecha for sure! Because Danimator and Tip hella digg that stuff! 


    So, plug-in and geek-out, y'all!


     


    Check out Tip's website! 


    http://www.tipatat.com

  • 00:34

    Virtual Reality

    in Entertainment

    Cannibals are people too, the future is easy to see, that ukelele may get you in some trouble, and I answer this episode's email question "Where did you grow up?" Send your email question to chaddyshackcup@gmail.com This show is pre-recorded 

  • 00:16

    Technology: Virtual Reality Update – What Are the Big Tech Players Up To?

    in Finance

    It’s tough to stay up to date on VR news -- in hardware, Samsung recently unveiled its update to its Gear VR headset, while loose details about a consumer-ready Oculus Rift circulate. Facebook is starting to feature immersed video content while Google is interested in  being behind the camera (so to speak).

    On this episode, Motley Fool’s Dylan Lewis and Sean O’Reilly break down who is doing what in virtual reality.

  • 01:39

    Immersion Filmmaker Dekker Dreyer and Rocker Sophia Radisch

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    With the Slamdance Film Festival just around the corner, Dekker Dreyer will be a busy man.


    After leaving Participant Media (producers of such films as The Help, Bridge of Spies, Goodnight & Good Luck), Dreyer created his own company, Cleaver Fox Media, which focuses on virutual reality content, which is started to be a trend in the coming year.


    Dreyer will be a juror at the festival, plus will host a fireside chat to discuss the growing trend of Immersive cinema.


    Canadian teen Sophia Radisch is hoping to bring hard hitting guitar driven rock back to the masses.


    The singer/songwriter has released her new album "Beautiful Sin" and produced a new single called "Hot Blooded". Both were produced by herself and fromer Megadeth member Glen Drover. 


    We will also throw back to 2008 and an interview we did with fillmaker Chris Duddy. Brother-in-law of Carrie Fisher, he discusses his near death experience and how he got involved in filmmaking.

  • 02:59
  • 00:30

    Bluntly Speaking: Fantasy is reality

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    Take a few and look this song up


    Parliament
    Fantasy is Reality


    Fantasy is reality in the world today


    But I'll keep hanging in there


    That is the only way


    Recollections about what granddaddy used to say


    Keeps me hanging in there


    That is the only way


    My mind is mine and mine my mind will always stay


    No way of life, no man-made laws gonna take it away


    I’ve seen the light, I’ve taste the blood of his soul


    It tells me to come on home, and it tells me to carry on


    Fantasy is reality in the world today


    But I’ll keep hanging in there


    That is the only way


    Recollections about what granddaddy used to say


    Keeps me hanging in there


    That is the only way


    I’m free because I’m free of the need to be free


    I’m free because the Light is watching over me


    And it's Divine, it will forever protect me


    Shadowing me well from all harm, so that I can carry on


    Insanity is normality in this time and day


    And I’ll keep on hanging in there


    That is the only way


    Recollections about what granddaddy used to say


    Keeps me hanging in there


    That is the only way


    My mind is mine and mine my mind will always stay


    No way of life, no man-made laws gonna take it away


    I’ve seen the Light, I’ve taste the blood of his soul


    It tells me to come on home, and it tells me to carry on


    Fantasy is reality in the world today


    But I'll keep hanging in there


    That is the only way


    Recollections about what granddaddy used to say


    Keeps me hanging in there


    That is the only way


    Insanity is normality in this time and day


    You got to keep a hanging in there


    That is the only way

  • 02:38