One of the greatest things about emerging technology is that is doesn’t discriminate – anyone can get involved. This week was especially exemplary of this as stories broke of rock royalty, pop stars, activists, kids, fashion designers and architects all launching, developing or contributing in some way to various emerging tech-focused projects.
But, diversity musings aside, the big announcement this week was of course INITION related as we announced our latest event – Innovations in Healthcare Communications – which is, I’m sure, to be the event to attend of the year.
Oh, and there was something else in the news about Samsung and Oculus too.
- INITION is hosting an ‘Innovations in Healthcare Communications’ Event showcasing the latest developments in, you guessed it, Healthcare Communications. Come along and see what it’s about!
- We decided to ask Mike to put one of our Google cardboard VR viewers together under the intense pressure of a Hyperlapse film
- A virtual reality rollercoaster simulation is provoking discussion on city planning, of all things.
- A Japanese tech firm has developed technology which will give users the sense of touch within virtual environments
- PETA have skipped the celebrities with their latest campaign, using virtual reality instead to shed light on the plight of the chicken
- Facebook has bought over 100 patents in the virtual reality, video and speech fields, indicating the serious potential for the social media giant to become one of the tech world’s next big heavyweights
- Samsung officially debuted their Oculus powered virtual reality headset at their Samsung Unpacked event
- Speaking of which, the new Samsung headset is apparently not glasses-wearing friendly, as one Mashable reporter found out
- Wired poses the big question to some of gaming’s biggest names: how will gaming change in the next 10 years? (Clue: VR)
- As the new Samsung VR headset launch reminds us, there are actually current – and future – competitors to the Rift on the market
- Village Roadshow have turned an inner-city Sydney street into a tornado-zone using outdoor advertising and augmented reality to promote their latest film, Into the Storm
- Maroon 5 are getting technical, launching an augmented reality app for fans
- Are Apple developing an augmented reality maps app?
- Try on a wedding dress, or don’t, with this AR app
- NASA are using 3D printed parts in actual, working rockets
- In interior design news, artists are capturing the data from their emotions and 3D printing decorative sculptures for their homes
- Fancy some sloth on your feet? Or perhaps wrath? Greed might look ok too.. otherwise known as the 3D printed Seven Deadly Sins heels project
- An Australian design firm is the latest to debut their 3D printed fashion wares
- Triple threat: meet the architect, author and teacher using her architectural know-how to 3D print an avante-garde jewellery line
- In a ground-breaking procedure, a Brazilian neurosurgeon used 3D printed models of an infant patient’s brain to assist pre, during and post surgery
- Queen guitarist Dr Brian May is lending his extensive collection of his 3D Victorian photographs to the Tate Britain for a new exhibit, A Poor Man’s Picture Gallery
- A new project is transforming traditional children’s books with raised shapes and braille, allowing visually impaired kids to experience their favourite tales in a whole new way
- Who are the 3D printing industry’s biggest influencers? Forbes investigates
- Like Daft Punk? Try your hand at 3D printing your own DP-inspired helmet