This week was definitely a week for tech innovation as the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference brought everyone (or at least the super smart types) out of the woodwork in Vancouver for a bit of show-and-tell. From Disney to Microsoft, to several VFX and film heavyweights, everyone was keen to share their latest developments and insights which resulted in several cool projects and products.
It was also a week of insights for Inition as we released our two-part series exploring the 3D ‘infosculpture’ and its place in the future of data interpretation and analysis. Riveting stuff, honest. But, cutting to the chase…
- Part I in our series exploring 3D data visualisations: the “infosculpture” – potentially the most visually (and sensory) appealing data representation available
- and Part II: “What might your social media data actually look like as an object?” featuring snowmen, stars and monsters
- Lowe & Partners dropped by our demo studio for a visit and loved it (obviously)
- We’re partaking in the next Ogilvy Lab Day! Hurrah!
Here’s Sam from Decoded trying out our virtual reality wingsuit experience
- Could virtual reality be used as a substitute for anaesthesia in the operating room?
- Exposure-style virtual reality therapy could be used to treat soldiers with post traumatic stress disorder
- Oculus co-founder: ‘mass adoption of AR and VR is inevitable, but it’s premature to say it’s here already’
- The US Military has developed some very fancy fighter planes that require pilots undergo virtual reality training prior to getting in the cockpit
- Big Data is a Bit Scary, though this new virtual reality tool aims to ease the digestion just a tad
- 3D movies are so last season, virtual reality cinema is the new black. Clearly.
- “Could the fashion world’s tech obsession be the end of human models?”
- Facebook’s all like ‘hey Hollywood, can we sit at your table?’ with their Oculus Rift and their grand plans for virtual reality cinema
- Samsung’s virtual reality headset is looking like it’ll have its September debut date afterall
- “NASA Is Building the World’s First 3D-Printed Space Cameras”
- Disney research produces physics-defying (sort of) perfect 3D printed spinning tops out of any shape (potential magic at work here?)
- In one of the greatest developments in the field EVER, Disney research has found a way to 3D print the most ‘lifelike hair yet’ on their figurines
- Forbes: Roundup Of 3D Printing Market Forecasts And Estimates, 2014
- 3D printing’s growing influence ‘in unlikely places’
- Microsoft tell you how you can turn your smartphone camera into a 3D kinetic one using wizardry. Or science. Probably science.
- You know that awesome 3D Futurama video from a few weeks ago? You’ll probably be more impressed when you find out just how much work went into it
- For every 10 successful climbs up Mt Everest, one climber dies. Avoid the risk and instead experience the climb via Discovery Channel’s impressive 3D film