Imagine: complex ideas on the page of student’s textbook are transformed into an immersive 360 degree experience. That’s exactly what we’ve begun to do by implementing VR/360 technology to schools’ curriculums. According to a study conducted by Lenovo, 94% of teachers believe that VR could benefit their students, yet only 23% have had the opportunity…

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Facebook’s VR Spaces is a virtual chatroom in which people from around the world can meet in a virtual “hangout.” The company continues to refine the avatars so that users can create more realistic representations of themselves in the virtual space. To learn about these developments and the future of Facebook Spaces, read this article…

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Iconic Hollywood director, Stephen Spielberg, is a VR investor and enthusiast. His new movie, “Ready Player One,” explores a futuristic world where VR is an integral part of everyone’s lives. Although it may be science fiction, many of the futuristic technologies in the film are being developed currently. Read the article to learn about these…

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Crosswater’s VR/360 team captured a view from inside the Clean Room at the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Davis Hall.   Equipped with high-tech laboratory equipment, including some of the world’s most powerful microscopes, Davis Hall lends itself to outside research conducted by private companies, along with its educational purposes for…

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Haptic technology is paired with VR to create a fully immersive experience. If you are not familiar, haptic gloves vibrate on your hands sending you the illusion of touch, bringing sensations of touching tangible objects in a virtual space. Now, this technology is being used to provide the visually-impaired their first opportunity to have a…

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This year, a new iteration of VR hits the market, and will continue the progressing shift of VR into the mainstream. Standalone VR headsets are wireless, and are the first of their kind. Read the article to learn about market projections in the coming years as a result of these technological advances. #VR #virtualreality #mainstream…

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Take a look at UB’s new Jacob’s School of Medicine 21st century technology in action at their Behling Simulation Center, where medical students operate in a realistic hospital setting! Incredible experiential opportunities await the next generation of physicians, surgeons, nurses, and pharmacists! Crosswater has been capturing immersive VR/360 content to bring UB’s new beautiful downtown…

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Spring has sprung! This time we think it’s here to stay. Let this immersive VR/360 video give you a taste of the winter weather one last time before we welcome the warmth. Our Audio Engineer, Dan, captured this immersive VR/360 video on a snowmobile joyride. Crosswater is your one-stop-shop for all traditional and immersive media…

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It’s been 4 years since Facebook bought Oculus and heavily invested in VR. The next iteration of the Oculus VR headset is expected to be released in May at Facebook’s F8 conference. The Oculus Go will offer the same immersive VR/360 experiences without the cumbersome wires and at half the cost. This will prove to…

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Immersive Journalism takes one big step forward! CNN recently announced that their “CNN VR” app will be available on the new Oculus VR headset. They see the potential of immersive media, and you should too! #anewway #CNN #VR #virtualreality #oculus #journalism #immersion #welcometothefuture #storytelling #VRnews #vrproduction #vrmarketing #buffalo  

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