I just saw my first true hologram. I was visiting Light Field Lab, a Silicon Valley company which today unveiled its unique holographic system, SolidLight.™ No glasses are needed to see realistic holograms blended perfectly into the physical world. There was no glass or other hidden projection surface. The hologram…

Horizon Workrooms meetings can include participants in VR and video. FACEBOOK REALITY LABS

This morning Facebook launched Horizon Workrooms, a free cross-platform XR (VR, PC) collaboration app that enables distributed teams or groups to share a private virtual room for meetings, training, and education. Workrooms can accommodate up to sixteen avatars, representing sixteen people in Oculus Quest 2 VR headsets, and as many…

Images literally jump out of the 3D lightfield screen of the new Lume Tablet. Leia, Inc.

Leia, Inc., the creators of 3D Lightfield products and software, today announced the availability of its 3D Lume Pad. This high-performance Android 10.8-inch tablet projects images in true 3D off — and deeper into — the screen, visible with the naked eye. The Lume Pad supports all the apps and…

Back in February, 2021, Matterport, announced it would be merging with a SPAC, a public entity, Gores Holdings VI (NASDAQ: GHVI), led by institutional investors including Tiger Global Management, LLC, Senator Investment Group, Dragoneer Investment Group, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Miller Value…

The hybrid Tribeca immersive Festival runs June 9–20 in the physical world (at 50 Varick St.), the virtual world (in the VR Museum of Other Realities), and on smartphones. TRIBECA

The title is a bit of a misnomer because the most awesome thing about the awesome list is The Tribeca Film Festival itself, which highlights the XR media as part of its twenty-year mission to bring together visionaries across media to celebrate the power of storytelling. …

Mursion (a foreshortened form of Immersion) is used as an immersive VR training and development tool that enables executives, health care professionals, classroom teachers, and customer service representatives to practice interpersonal skills with a wide range of personalities. It uses human simulation specialists who, as avatars, work with participants in…

Lightform, the San-Francisco projection mapping company, today introduced Project LFX, a platform for steerable projected interfaces for the home. LFX has three different devices, each capable of turning any surface into a screen. The company demonstrated three different designs: a ceiling-mounted light fixture and two table-top lamps. Each device contains…

Charlie Fink

AR/VR Consultant, Columnist, Author of the AR-enabled books “Metaverse, A Guide to VR & AR” (2018) & “Convergence” (2019). http://forbes.com/sites/charliefink

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