Virtual Reality Universe-ity: The Immersive “Augmentarium” Lab at the U. of Maryland

Got to classes. Sit through a series of 50 minute lectures. Drink coffee. Pay attention and take notes. Drink more coffee. Go to the library to study, do research and complete assignments. Rinse and repeat for the rest of the semester. Then take your final exams and hope that you passed everything. More or less, […]

Summary of the Media and Tech Preview 2016 Discussion Panel Held at Frankfurt Kurnit in NYC on December 2, 2015

GPS everywhere notwithstanding, there are still maps on the walls in most buildings that have a red circle somewhere on them accompanied by the words “You are here”. This is to reassure and reorient visitors by giving them some navigational bearings. Thus you can locate where you are at the moment and then find your […]

Movie Review of “The Human Face of Big Data”

What does big data look like, anyway? To try to find out, I was very fortunate to have obtained a pass to see a screening of a most enlightening new documentary called The Human Face of Big Data. The event was held on October 20, 2015 at Civic Hall in the Flatiron District in New […]

VR in the OR: New Virtual Reality System for Planning, Practicing and Assisting in Surgery

The work of a new startup and some pioneering doctors has recently given the term “operating system” and entirely new meaning: They are using virtual reality (VR) to experimentally plan, practice and assist in surgery. Currently, VR technology is rapid diversifying into new and exciting applications across a widening spectrum of fields and markets. This […]

Prints Charming: A New App Combines Music With 3D Printing

What does a song actually look like in 3D? Everyone knows that music has always been evocative of all kinds of people, memories, emotions and sensations. In a Subway Fold post back on November 30, 2014, we first looked at Music Visualizations and Visualizations About Music. But can a representation of a tune now be […]

Advertisers Looking for New Opportunities in Virtual and Augmented Spaces

Are virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies about to start putting up “Place Your Ad Here” signs in their spaces? Today’s advertising firms and their clients are constantly searching for new venues and the latest technologies with which to compete in evermore specialized global marketplaces. With so many current and emerging alternatives, investing […]

The New York Times Introduces Virtual Reality Tech into Their Reporting Operations

As incredibly vast as New York City is, it has always been a great place to walk around. Its multitude of wonderfully diverse neighborhoods, streets, buildings, parks, shops and endless array of other sites can always be more fully appreciated going on foot here and there in – – as we NYC natives like call […]

Virtual Reality Movies Wow Audiences at 2015’s Sundance and SXSW Festivals

[This post was originally uploaded on December 12, 2014. It has been updated below with new information on December 19, 2014,  January 13, 2015 and March 27, 2015.] December 12, 2014 Post: At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to be held in Park City Utah from January 22, 2015 through February 1, 2015, part of […]

Updates on Recent Posts Re: Music’s Big Data, Deep Learning, VR Movies, Regular Movies’ Effects on Our Brains, Storytelling and, of Course, Zombies

This week has seen the publication of an exciting series of news stories and commentaries that provide a very timely opportunity to update six recent Subway Fold posts. The common thread running through the original posts and these new pieces is the highly inventive mixing, mutating and monetizing of pop culture and science. Please put […]

Robots and Diamonds and Drones, Aha! Innovations on the Horizon for 2015

Towards the end of each year, much of the tech and business media traditionally make predictions about which technologies to watch during the following year. These prognostications are always of interest to, among others, people working in technology, the sciences, startups, academia and financial services. However, many of these predictions often do not live up […]