News / 09.08.2018
The Monthly REWIND – August
Welcome to The Monthly REWIND for August – a digest of everything we’ve been up to and a look at the wider immersive landscape. Let’s dive in.
Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel – Emmy Nominated
We’re incredibly proud that Silicon Valley: Inside The Hacker Hostel, our VR experience for HBO and Silicon Valley has been nominated for an Interactive Emmy! Well done to all involved and congratulations to the other nominees.
Roborace – Immersive VR Simulator
At the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Roborace’s Robocar accomplished the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb. Roborace wanted an experience that would allow visitors to the Festival of Speed to enjoy the hillclimb from the Robocar’s point of view, so REWIND set about creating a custom-built, fully immersive VR experience.
VRLO – Last Tickets Available
VRLO returns on August 15th at the Microsoft Reactor, with a whole host of incredible demos lined up! Thanks to our sponsors Immerse UK and Bluegfx for making it happen. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet – the last batch is now available.
DHL Box Stacker Pro – VR Experience
For ESL One Cologne, DHL wanted to offer a unique and differentiating experience for attendees. The team designed a fun, fast-paced realtime VR experience for DHL to showcase to the event’s thousands of attendees!
Location Based VR Provides A Huge Growth Opportunity – Opinion
Sol Rogers, CEO & Founder of REWIND, digs into Location Based VR, and how it’s driving interest in the industry.
How VR Is Treating People’s Fear Of Heights
According to a new Oxford University study, VR therapy may be just as effective as individualised counselling in helping people overcome their fear of heights.
– See Times Square Underwater in Microsoft’s AR Art Exhibit.
– Samsung have partnered with NASA to launch a 4D Lunar Gravity VR Experience
– Skydance made use of Oculus Medium to design the mechs in Archanel: Hellfire.
– Disney Animation Studios will be debuting their first VR Short Film at SIGGRAPH 2018
– The Magic Leap One Creator Edition is now available to purchase, as long as you live in certain US states.
That’s all we’ve got time for this month. Until next time, keep your eyes on our social media feeds for up-to-the-minute info!
The origins of advertising can be traced back to newspaper advertising in the 19th century. Since then, the industry has experienced many changes. It has adapted to new technology and changing audience demands to remain relevant and effective.
Working with the BBC and Top Gear, REWIND has created three original 360° films that allow anyone with a smartphone or tablet to experience the thrill of taking three petrol-fuelled vehicles airborne over a music festival, a petrol filling station, and a supermarket car park!
Virtual reality has come a long way in a short time, and it’s still advancing at a rapid rate.
Forms of entertainment, and how we consume them, are constantly evolving and progressing.
The Oculus Quest is a fantastic starting point for showing the capabilities of VR to those new to the technology, but it’s also exciting seasoned VR users.
The last couple of months have been pretty hectic for the immersive industry – with the announcement of Hololens 2, release of Oculus Quest, and teasers of other groundbreaking hardware due to release later this year. There’s quite a lot to digest! Here’s a roundup of the news.
Commissioned by AMV BBDO, the REWIND team created an augmented reality (AR) experience on behalf of Samsung. The experience delivers a secret AR menu to diners with a Samsung smartphone in some of the UK’s most popular restaurants.
Fifty breakthrough UK businesses and projects harnessing creativity and technology are featured in a report published today (Tues) at the Createch 2019 conference, part of London Technology Week.
Tech start-up holoride has announced its collaboration with three studios. We are honoured to be one of these inaugural production partners, alongside Schell Games and Mackevision.