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SXSW Film Review: Oculus VR for Good Creators Lab
Cultivating empathy through immersive film shorts
"...Much of the excitement surrounding VR film lies with its novelty to entertain, but the..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Beth Sullivan

Fantastic Fest: VR Stories With Dark Corner
Is the future of horror shorts immersive?
"...at Fantastic Fest. Or rather, they're not. They're three VR installations at Fantastic Fest, each an immersive little slice..."

Sept. 28, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Panel Recap: Immerse Yourself: AR & VR in Museums and the Arts
An odd juxtaposition of VR experience and expert panel
"...I attended the "Immerse Yourself: AR and VR in Museums and the Arts" panel at SXSW on..."

March 16, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Interactive: New York Times VR
The venerable publication looks to the future in virtual reality
"...York Times held a coming out party for NYT VR, an immersive medium that bridges the gap between traditional..."

March 12, 2016 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Will Communal VR Be the New Cinema?
Lights, camera, headset
"...Rheiner, founder of Somniacs and co-creator of the Birdly VR flight simulator, "To have the full potential, the full..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

VR/AR @ SXSW
What you see (and immersively interact with) is what you get
"...we are. But where, exactly, is here? What is VR – now that it's more generally capable of being..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

VR Austin Jam Makes Quick and Dirty Virtual Worlds
Local and national developers create VR environments in 24 hours
"...designers are expected to participate in the second annual VR Austin Jam, forming teams to create original software for..."

Nov. 8, 2016 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

VR Arena Adds Cardio to Your Virtual Experience
Virtuix's new attraction at Pinballz has players running and gunning without moving
"...good idea, Virtuix nailed the timing of both peak VR hype and Kickstarter heat back in 2013. They crowdfunded..."

March 22, 2019 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

The Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival
"...become acquainted with yet, and that's what the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival hopes to change. Over the last few..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Screens Feature by Caitlin Moore

SXSW VR Cinema: Mars Home Planet
In the Hall of the Martian Things
"...Community Onboarding Center via motion, haptics, spatial sound, and VR with six degrees of freedom...."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW VR Cinema: Re-Animated
The last Kaua'i 'ō'ō bird inspires an immersive work of mindwarping art
"...the other hand – holy screaming Gaia, is this VR work of Steensen’s astonishingly gorgeous, or what?..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW Panel Recap: Horror in VR
Can terror in the virtual world have IRL success?
"...commitment to shut yourself away from the real world,” VR creator Guy Shelmerdine pointed out, noting that creators are..."

March 14, 2018 SXSW Post by Matthew Monagle

Making VR Look Good
Local personalities show you how to rock those awkward headsets
"...this year. Even if you don't attend the three-day VR/AR track at SXSW Interactive, every brand is pimping an..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSW VR Cinema: Eleven Eleven
Are they gonna make it to the ship or, more likely, die?
"...it. But there are other potentials to this whole VR tech deal, right? Sure there are, pilgrim. And Eleven..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW VR Cinema: Cypher
You control Güvenç Özel's interactive new flesh sculpture
"...The VR part is that, having donned the requisite headset, you..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW VR Review: RONE
Architectural decay becomes a street-artist canvas you can navigate
"...and decay. And that’s one level of how this VR documentation becomes wholly apropos as a method of recording..."

March 15, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW: Mars Experience VR
You're not going to Mars. But you can have the next best thing.
"...NASA is collaborating with MIT’s Space Systems Laboratory and FusionVR to produce a virtual reality experience they’ll make available..."

March 16, 2016 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Other Notable Local VR Projects

Aug. 8, 2014 Screens Feature

Is Virtual Reality Heading to Its Next Great Leap Forward?
From Virtual Boy to Oculus Rift, VR tech is always improving
"...technology had caught up to the original vision for VR, and began sending out prototype headsets to software developers...."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Tucker Whatley

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
"...films, and it's bringing a whole pack of shorts, VR projects, extra titles, and the eagerly awaited Midnighters...."

Feb. 7, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Virtual Reality Offers a World Without Rules for Filmmakers
The first rule of VR storytelling is that there are none
"...reality. "There's no 'wrong' right now," explained Kiira Benzing, VR filmmaker and game designer. "There aren't enough rules that..."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

SXSW: Virtual Reality Porn
Needless to say, there was a line to try it out
"...You can do a lot in VR these days: fall, fly, or float. But as we..."

March 19, 2016 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Virtuosity
"...the burning question: “What would happen if a renegade VR program came to life?” Well, okay, so maybe that's..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Virtual Reality Arcade Opens in East Austin
It's like a karaoke room for immersive play
"...into local software developers’ hands. Despite this, access to VR has been limited. One company is hoping to break..."

June 1, 2017 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

The Realities of Virtual Reality
Locals look into virtual reality and see more than video games
"...a moving car or plane), sickness can follow. In VR, your eyes see movement and yet your body remains..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

SXSW Gets Virtual
VR film pioneer Jessica Brillhart announced as 2019 keynote
"...at SXSW 2019, as the conference has just announced VR cinema pioneer Jessica Brillhart as its latest keynote speaker...."

Nov. 27, 2018 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Ready Player One
Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment
"...the archetypal geek hero into the belly of a VR paradise/purgatory. In 2045, most people have given up on..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Indoor Skydiving Lets You Train Your Dragon in Virtual Reality
Taking to the skies with iFly's latest immersive VR
"...The first time I tried VR was in 2016, when the latest generation hit living..."

March 27, 2019 Screens Post by Nina Hernandez

Seeing Is Believing
How Project Syria's VR initiative is building a new generation of global citizens
"...Jordan. Originally commissioned by the World Economic Forum, this VR tool simulates the experience of being in a conflict..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Local Video Games
Keep your controllers, keyboards, and VR rigs busy with these titles
"...(ARMATURE) Who would have guessed Armature would release a VR game right before the end of the year? Thankfully,..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

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