Clicky

Digital Bodies

Digital Bodies Digital Bodies offers news, analysis, workshops, and talks on VR, AR, and AI and how they will shape Digital Bodies provides consulting services and research on VR, AR, Wearable Technology and their impact on Education and non-profit organizations.

We can help you with strategic planning and the implementation of virtual and augmented reality. Immersive experiences through VR and AR are the next revolution in technology, transforming how we communicate, learn, understand the world and ourselves. We work at the intersection where the physical meets the digital to create the future. Much more at https://www.digitalbodies.net

Operating as usual

Latest News on Bomb Attack at Northeastern University’s VR Lab
09/18/2022
Latest News on Bomb Attack at Northeastern University’s VR Lab

Latest News on Bomb Attack at Northeastern University’s VR Lab

Police continue investigating Tuesday's disturbing incident at Northeastern University's VR lab, where a package exploded and injured a staff member. This story is still developing, and the incident has taken an odd turn with suspicions that it may have been a hoax.Here is what we know so far.

Roblox Coming to the Quest 2 – the Implications for Education
08/27/2022
Roblox Coming to the Quest 2 – the Implications for Education

Roblox Coming to the Quest 2 – the Implications for Education

We have no official confirmation on the incredibly popular Roblox platform coming to the Meta's Quest 2 headset, but it seems likely from yesterday's tweet from Roblox:Get ready to experience the ✨ metaverse ✨ in a new, immersive way. is officially coming to another device s

Please support our proposals for  and ! Voting ends today! 👾 The Future of Learning in the MetaverseVOTE ⬆️ https://pane...
08/21/2022

Please support our proposals for and ! Voting ends today!
👾 The Future of Learning in the Metaverse
VOTE ⬆️ https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/130343
👁 Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse
VOTE ⬆️ https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/129595
🎠 The Art of Immersion Story & Code in the Metaverse
VOTE ⬆️ https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/129613
🤖 Future Challenges in Human-Avatar Interaction
VOTE ⬆️ https://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/129811

Read more at: https://www.digitalbodies.net/future/support-our-sxsw-2023-proposals/

Support our SXSW 2023 Proposals!👾 The Future of Learning in the Metaverse 👁 Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metave...
08/20/2022
Support our SXSW 2023 Proposals!

Support our SXSW 2023 Proposals!
👾 The Future of Learning in the Metaverse
👁 Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse
🎠 The Art of Immersion Story & Code in the Metaverse
🤖 Future Challenges in Human-Avatar Interaction

We’d love to have your support for our SXSW 2023 proposals. This year, the Digital Bodies team submitted two proposals for SXSWedu and two for SXSW Interactive. Community input is a critical part of the SXSWedu 2023 selection process. Please take a minute to review and vote on our proposals – we

Vote for our Proposal Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse
08/19/2022
PanelPicker | SXSW Conference & Festivals

Vote for our Proposal
Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Metaverse

PanelPicker® is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform. Enter ideas and vote to help shape Conference programming for SXSW and SXSW EDU.

Tim Cook on an Apple AR Device – “I Couldn’t be More Excited”
08/17/2022
Tim Cook on an Apple AR Device – “I Couldn’t be More Excited”

Tim Cook on an Apple AR Device – “I Couldn’t be More Excited”

Tim Cook once again expressed his excitement over the possibilities of augmented reality and a forthcoming Apple AR device. UpLoadVR picked up on an interview in China Daily, where there was the following exchange: Reporter: Chinese consumers are highly enthusiastic about VR and AR technologie

SenseGlove’s Innovative Workforce Training for UK Rail Operator
08/15/2022
SenseGlove’s Innovative Workforce Training for UK Rail Operator

SenseGlove’s Innovative Workforce Training for UK Rail Operator

SenseGlove, a company at the forefront of haptic feedback, is partnering with the UK rail operator London North Eastern Railway (LNER) to provide innovative workforce training for railway employees. The XR experience utilizes haptic gloves to help workers learn how to assemble platform train ramps f

AWE 2022: New Tech, Amazing Demos, and Visions of the Metaverse
08/14/2022
AWE 2022: New Tech, Amazing Demos, and Visions of the Metaverse

AWE 2022: New Tech, Amazing Demos, and Visions of the Metaverse

It seems like we were just at AWE - and indeed, we were - since AWE 2021 took place just last November due to the pandemic. Six months may not seem like much time, but it's lightyears for new developments in augmented reality and XR in general. There was an announcement of a $100,000 XR prize to fig

HBO Film Explores Relationships and Intimacy in VRChat
08/10/2022
HBO Film Explores Relationships and Intimacy in VRChat

HBO Film Explores Relationships and Intimacy in VRChat

The web transformed how people connect and form relationships decades ago, and the arrival of virtual worlds and the future Metaverse promises an even more seismic shift. A new HBO documentary, We Met in Virtual Reality, explores the possibilities by looking at life, love, and intimacy on VRChat. Th

Meta Quest Price Increase of 30% as Financial Woes Continue
08/06/2022
Meta Quest Price Increase of 30% as Financial Woes Continue

Meta Quest Price Increase of 30% as Financial Woes Continue

We hope you bought a Quest headset recently since if you didn't, you will find yourself paying significantly more. Meta announced Quest price increases of $100, making the 128GB headset $400 and the 256GB headset $500. That still leaves the Quest cheaper than other options but not much. The new pric

Can Google’s New AR Glasses Escape the Fate of Google Glass?
07/27/2022
Can Google’s New AR Glasses Escape the Fate of Google Glass?

Can Google’s New AR Glasses Escape the Fate of Google Glass?

With all of the major tech players developing smart glasses, Google's new AR glasses have the most to win - and lose. Unlike Meta, Google has been down this road before, releasing Google Glass over nine years ago (we were early adopters). It was a fascinating device but deeply flawed in terms of des

VR Haptics for Your Mouth – From Hot Liquids to Eating Spiders
06/18/2022
VR Haptics for Your Mouth – From Hot Liquids to Eating Spiders

VR Haptics for Your Mouth – From Hot Liquids to Eating Spiders

Carnegie Melon University's Future Interfaces Group is working on a fascinating VR haptics project that could revolutionize how - and what - we experience in virtual reality. The device, an add-on to a VR headset, uses haptic ultrasound transducers to create a broad spectrum of sensations around you

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Virtual Reality
05/15/2022
The Impact of the Ukraine War on Virtual Reality

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Virtual Reality

Given the devastating loss of life and the effort to destroy an independent country, the impact of the Ukraine war on virtual reality is hardly the most pressing topic. But we'll address it briefly since it continues to surface amidst the tragic events of 2022. It's not surprising that VR is impacte

Meta’s XR Roadmap – Four New VR Headsets in Two Years!
05/05/2022
Meta’s XR Roadmap – Four New VR Headsets in Two Years!

Meta’s XR Roadmap – Four New VR Headsets in Two Years!

According to a report from The Information, Meta Platforms has an ambitious roadmap to release four new XR headsets over the next two years. According to the plans,Meta is planning to release Project Cambria, a high-end VR and mixed-reality headset it is billing as a device for the future of work,

The Future of XR? Meta Experiments with a Retail Store
05/03/2022
The Future of XR? Meta Experiments with a Retail Store

The Future of XR? Meta Experiments with a Retail Store

Meta isn't exactly imitating Apple's retail presence, but they plan on experimenting with a retail store for selling AR and VR devices. It's hardly a surprise when you consider the challenge they're up against. They're pushing into XR with products to sell but no primary revenue model. So far (thank

Do We Need a Metaverse Phone? HTC Thinks You Do
03/31/2022
Do We Need a Metaverse Phone? HTC Thinks You Do

Do We Need a Metaverse Phone? HTC Thinks You Do

HTC will launch a high-end metaverse phone in April which will include AR and VR capabilities, marking its return to the premium phone market.

Microsoft Cracks Down on Harassment in AltspaceVR
03/29/2022
Microsoft Cracks Down on Harassment in AltspaceVR

Microsoft Cracks Down on Harassment in AltspaceVR

Microsoft cracks down on harassment in VR by shutting down the social spaces in AltspaceVR where users could freely gather with one another.

Thrilled to be back in person on the  stage and deliver the Future20 talk The State of  in Education: Trends & Insights ...
03/08/2022

Thrilled to be back in person on the stage and deliver the Future20 talk The State of in Education: Trends & Insights

in the
on the edge of a new medium


https://lnkd.in/dap5hZSi

Meta’s $10 Billion Loss on AR/VR in 2021
02/04/2022
Meta's $10 Billion Loss on AR/VR in 2021

Meta’s $10 Billion Loss on AR/VR in 2021

Meta's $10 billion loss on AR/VR initiatives in 2021 could have implications for the development of XR and the Metaverse in the future.

Project Iris: Google’s Long Road to an AR Headset
01/28/2022
Project Iris: Google's Long Road to an AR Headset

Project Iris: Google’s Long Road to an AR Headset

A report reveals that Google is working on AR Glasses with Project Iris. But they may be too late to counter the major XR projects by Apple and Meta.

Notre Dame in VR: A Collective Immersive Experience
01/24/2022
Notre Dame in VR: A Collective Immersive Experience

Notre Dame in VR: A Collective Immersive Experience

Eternal Notre-Dame is a remarkable 50 person experience of Notre Dame in VR that launched in Paris this January provides an inside look at the cathedral.

XR in 2021 – A Challenging Year in Review
01/01/2022
XR in 2021 - A Challenging Year in Review

XR in 2021 – A Challenging Year in Review

Our XR in 2021 year in review - advances in AR, realistic avatars, immersive storytelling, and ethical concerns about our Metaverse future.

A Google Earth for Space – the Universe in VR
11/21/2021
A Google Earth for Space - the Universe in VR

A Google Earth for Space – the Universe in VR

The Virtual Reality Universe Project is a remarkable Swiss university initiative that can be a model for higher education in developing VR projects.

Will Facebook’s Smart Glasses Face Ethical Issues?
09/21/2021
Will Facebook's Smart Glasses Face Ethical Issues?

Will Facebook’s Smart Glasses Face Ethical Issues?

Facebook's Smart Glasses arrive this week and may raise a host of ethical issues for personal privacy and sharing videos and photos of others

Please support our  proposal! The State of  ain : Trends and Insights with  Check it out and vote! We hope to see you  i...
08/25/2021
The State of XR in Education: Trends and Insights

Please support our proposal! The State of ain : Trends and Insights with Check it out and vote! We hope to see you in 2022! panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/118381

This talk will discuss the latest trends and insights in immersive learning drawing on the State of XR and Immersive Learning Report and other studies to identify the trends that will have the most significant impact on the future of learning and work. The talk highlights cutting-edge immersive lear...

Please support our  proposals!   with Embodied  in the . Check them out and vote! We hope to see you  in 2022!
08/23/2021
Learning with Embodied Avatars in the Future

Please support our proposals! with Embodied in the . Check them out and vote!
We hope to see you in 2022!

How will virtual avatars transform learning? With the global pandemic, educators began exploring virtual worlds to connect students and foster a sense of co-presence. But it is critically important that we understand how virtual avatars shape both our online and offline identities. We will examine c...

Support our SXSW Interactive Proposals!
08/13/2021
Support our SXSW Interactive Proposals!

Support our SXSW Interactive Proposals!

Please support our SXSW Interactive proposals for the main SXSW conference in 2022! Community input is a critical part of the selection process!

Address


Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Digital Bodies posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Digital Bodies:

Videos