Quill Theater | Oculus VR
Whether you're just getting started in VR with the Oculus Quest 2 or an immersive veteran, the Quill Theater app lets you explore artwork as more than a virtual observer. Open to a talented community of active contributors, it will take you a while before you run out of interesting things to see and explore.
Goro Fujita Art | Quill Theater on Oculus VR
Once you have Quill Theater installed we recommend checking out this talented artist who recently finished up Inktober (30 days of "ink" drawing) creating animated scenes in VR.
VTubers are making it to the top of streamer charts, and earning great revenue
VTubers (virtual/animated YouTube personality) are growing as a way to create content with their multimedia show formats and chat integrations. This year we're seeing more and more hit the top of the charts across streaming rankings.
Emerging Technology: AR/VR and the E-Commerce Experience - YouTube
While the in-store experience is pretty limited, the virtual experiences brands can generate are nearly limitless. In this video Gartner talks about the emerging AR/VR connection to e-commerce and online shopping.
Sony Spatial Reality Display | Sony US
This 3D display combines lenticular lensing with eye-tracking to create astonishing depth with a small footprint and no external sensors, glasses, or special environment needed.
Incredible Medusa Instagram filter by videorbit on Ello
AR and MR experiences are incredibly popular and easier to create using just a mobile device and SDKs. Take a look at this great AR Instagram filter that blends the user's expression with a Medusa inspired headpiece and feature replacement.
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The Virtual Reality Show
And speaking of VTubers, someone that is definitely a personality to watch is Phia over on her channel: The Virtual Reality Show. Covering topics beyond gear review, they've touched on identity in virtual spaces, VR therapy, world building, and getting started in VTubing in a fun and easy to understand way.
Welcome to Issue #1 of Other Realities, a newsletter centered around technology and experiences in virtual worlds and beyond. Expect a blend of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR), and other Extended Reality (XR) content on full display each issue.
Now is a great time to be in the virtual space. With the cost of head mounted units (HMUs) at affordable prices a home setup has never been easier to manage. And if you don't have a headset, anyone with a smartphone (which is pretty much everyone with a phone these days) has the tools they need to create fun experiences for free.
We're looking forward to sharing all the great links we encounter, but if you would like to suggest any for future issues then please tweet me with them or reply to this mail.