Three years of experiences in VR journalism. Three years of countless experiments by journalists who are not afraid of trying out something new. Where does VR journalism stand in terms of technology, storytelling techniques and user expectations? Three reports, published in 2015, 2016 and 2017, tell the story of an exciting medium and its road ahead.
This week is a good week to be in Berlin. Especially, if you are a VR journalist or if you are interested in VR storytelling. Then Berlin is a good place to be right now. Why? Well, first of all, we are organizing Berlin’s first VR Journalism Hackathon. This is exciting because we bring together a Read more about VR in Berlin[…]
Meet us at the Long Night of the Sciences (#LNdW16) on June, 11th and check out our latest VR project in cooperation with Technologiestiftung Berlin and BVG. In this project, we turned Berlin subway station Stadtmitte into a virtual reality experience. With “Stadtmitte in VR“, we show users how digital data can enhance daily activities: easily finding your way Read more about Meet us at the Long Night of the Sciences[…]
We’ve been working on Fader for a few months now. So what do we aim for with Fader? Fader allows journalists with little or no programming skills to create VR experiences easily and fast. With Fader, we want to specifically cater to journalists who can use their already existing content (anything from 360° videos/photos, but also text, audio, Read more about Fader[…]
Wow, it has already been one year since we last attended a Techraking event in Berlin. Last year, the event actually inspired us to start VRagments, so it was a big deal to us. Since then, we’ve been to a few more Techraking events, one in Paris and one in D.C. The event in Paris was exciting Read more about Coming full circle at this year’s Techraking event in Berlin[…]
This year, re:publica celebrated its 10th anniversary and our team was present in a few of the panels. Marcus, Stephan and Linda talked about the challenges and great opportunities of immersive journalism, immersive arts, how art is changing the internet and of course, we discussed our product idea Fader. As a co-founder of The Good Read more about Talking immersive journalism at re:publica[…]
Over the past months, we have seen numerous examples of VR storytelling approaches – be it 360 video or in CGI (for updates, follow us on Twitter or check out our weeknotes – we try to keep you informed at all times). I am convinced that virtual reality can add value to news stories – or Read more about Adding Social Media into VR?[…]
Over the last few days, we had the chance to sit down with Trey Bundy, a reporter from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Together, we are working on a story in VR and scripting is not an easy task. Our learnings.
As part of the #3DJam, organized by Leap Motion, we wanted to create something meaningful for the competition – an edutainment prototype in which we allow users to dive into a human body, save lives and learn something along the way. Users are virtually able to detect and fight lung cancer cells with Leap Motion. You Read more about Fighting lung cancer with Leap Motion[…]
Update: Public broadcaster rbb published the project, so you can have a look! Also, these are the different versions you can download, depending on the gear you have: WebGL Version (Browser version) Android-Version for Cardboard: Download the app here Android-Version for Samsung Gear VR: Download the app here Oculus version: Download the file here iOS: Download Read more about A100 VR[…]
Stephan and Linda have been involved in VR BER, a project initiated by Lorenz Matzat, the founder of the Berlin-based company Lokaler. The construction work around the Berlin airport BER has been in the news for years. The idea of this project was to allow users to walk through the airport in VR while learning more about Read more about VR BER[…]
As part of the #3DJam, organized by Leap Motion, we wanted to create something meaningful for the competition – an edutainment prototype with value. So, our idea is simple: we give users the opportunity to dive into a human body, save lives and learn something along the way. Users of our #3DJam prototype are virtually able Read more about Our entry to the #3DJAM – Fighting lung cancer with Leap Motion[…]