NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with New York City's universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. A public-private partnership launched by the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Columbia University and New York University, the Lab seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines- from data and design to engineering- core to the future of media and communications. More is at www.nycmedialab.org.Deniz Ergurel, Haptical http://haptic.al
Haptical is an information and strategy service helping organizations to innovate and grow through new computing platforms; virtual and augmented reality. Rosalind Paradis, Splash Poolhttp://rosalindparadis.com/portfolio/splash-pool/
Splash Pool is an interactive VR experience that aims to infantilize the user as they are confined to a kiddie pool only to look out on an inviting adult pool. The user may splash with the aid of a custom controller at the bottom of a real kiddie pool. If the user splashes too much they get scolded by an adult figure. The game controller is a flexible plastic bowl of water creating a large water button that aims to create semi-realistic tactile feedback.Jacek Juda, Spectrevrspectre.com
VR Spectre is developing a mobile headset which allows to generate immersive virtual worlds of an exceptional quality for smartphone users.We take virtual reality into the next step by focusing on two most important factors: overcoming performance barriers and improving portability.