Charities and non-profit organizations have long relied on creative marketing to bring their causes to light, but VR’s strong ability to cause empathy presents new opportunities to tug at the heartstrings of potential donors. At VRTO 2017, the Virtual Reality … Continue reading GivLuv’s VR Philanthropy Platform Presents New Opportunities for Fundraising
What does VR have in store for space exploration? At this year’s Virtual Reality convention in Toronto, I sat down with Peggy Wu, the Associate Director for Research in Human-Machine Interaction at United Technologies, to talk about her perspective on this exciting aspect of our future. Continue reading Will Astronauts Use VR on Mars? – An Interview with Peggy Wu
Sci-fi authors and futurologists have long dreamed of environments and entire worlds existing purely in virtuality – and for the first time in history, technology has caught up to that dream. From June 24-26, 2017, the VRTO Virtual Reality Toronto convention brought hundreds … Continue reading VRTO 2017 – Highlights from Toronto’s Virtual Reality Convention
Author: VyVy Ngo (@SleepyVyVy) New Shoes – What if I could feel what someone else is living through? Imagine a world where you can put on special glasses, and you’d be able to feel, see, maybe even taste what someone … Continue reading VR and Games for Empathy and Identity
As technology advances, we inch closer to the hybrid reality envisioned by sci-fi authors in the last century, a reality in which technological augmentations are as expected and accepted as our phones and laptops today. Augmented reality is becoming increasingly … Continue reading The 3 Pillars of Augmented Reality
In the life of a Technical Evangelist, there is no such thing as a typical day. Every single day is different. Sometimes I meet with colleagues at the Microsoft Canada HQ, sometimes I code in coffee shops, and sometimes I speak … Continue reading This Week in Toronto Tech – Data Science, Women in Tech, Bots, and HoloLens
Last night I dreamt that I took off a virtual reality headset and “woke up” in a VR arcade. Suddenly I found myself sitting on the floor in a small dark room, with a rack of different virtual reality rigs … Continue reading Are We Living in a Virtual Reality?