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Coming soon! XR HUBs in BAVARIA

The Bavarian Government has decided to establish 3 new XR HUBs in Bavaria for the end of 2019. With those extended reality centers the Bavarian state wants to foster and support the development in AR and VR. According to the state minister for digitization, Judith Gerlach (CSU),  a total amount of 1.5 million EURO has been provided by the Bayerische Landtag. The aim of those HUBs and the statutory support is to strengthen the awareness for Virtual and Augmented Reality “made in Bavaria” and thus to establish it as a national and international well-known brand.

XR BAVARIA e.V. just started its activities

The Extended Reality Bavaria e.V. (XR Bavaria e.V.) just started its activities as the first XR association in Bavaria with the aim to support the topics Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, 360° Video as well as further forms of Extended Reality in Bavaria. The official assignment for the foundation has been made in April 2019 with a total of 14 founding members from Bavarias Economy, Science and Education as well as Media Industry. The main goal is to connect XR interested people and to act as the first point of contact in respect of Extended Reality topics.

Educators in VR Meeting

What are the challenges of teachers that are interested in teaching in VR?
The Virtuelle Hochschule Bayern (vhb), as a network of 31 universities in Bavaria had the idea of sharing and linking digital teaching. They promote and support the development of digital learning units and specifically support exchange and usage on an interuniversity basis. Want to know more about this topic? There is an Educators in VR meeting in AltspaceVR on 18th July that gives you insights into the recent research about bringing AR and VR into the classical classroom in schools.

The 21st Century Learner

The way people learn has changed tremendously through digital media. Smartphones, Youtube, Facebook, Online Universities as well as Tech Communities have been changing the way people learn and socialize. “Rethinking Learning” is a video about the MacArthur’s Digital Media and Learning initiative that supported research and design experiments to better understand how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate civically and how those insights could be used to improve education.

Holoride kicks off to the Chinese market

The German startup Holoride creates an entirely new media category for passengers by connecting XR content with data points from the vehicle in real time. These data points include physical feedback like acceleration and steering, traffic data, as well as travel route and time.Open to all content creators and car companies, the technology has the power to change backseat entertainment completly. Just recently at CES Asia that took place from 11th to 12th June, the Holoride Team kicked off to the Chinese market and introduced two new VR-experiences as well as our Chinese brand name 浩乐行 (HAO LE XING / “amazingly happy journey”) to the public.

The Training 2038 program

Is this the future of immersive learning or is it already the now?The Training 2038 program is an art project visualiszing  Human Data Collection for Artificial Intelligence in an Interactive VR Installation. “Training 2038 is still being exhibited on conferences and events affiliated with Kitchen Budapest or T-Systems. We are currently working on an interface where anyone can see how people interact with the installation, since the responses from each session are anonymously recorded. As Training 2038 is a research project, we are curious to see if there are some patterns in how people respond in different places,” explains Filip.

Immersive Learning @Microsoft

On 14th May, Torsten Fell from Immersive Learning is hosting together with Thomas Hoger from 3Spin and Michael Zawrel, product manager HoloLens an event about immersive Learning Software at the Microsoft offices in Munich.

AR VR Conference @ UniBWM

The AR VR Conference 2019 will be held at the University of the Bundeswehr in Munich (University of the German Federal Armed Forces) from 12th to 14th June. The conference will be hosted by Prof. Philipp Rauschnabel, Chair of the newly founded Professorship of Digital Marketing and Media Innovation and the xReality Lab.

XR Expo Stuttgart

The XR Expo takes place in Stuttgart „Wagenhallen“ on 3rd and 4th of July. It is organised by Lightshape, a company specialised in CGI-productions, interactive solutions (Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality) as well as the development of  professional XR-Systems. The event offers a unique platform, where users can exchange information with service and technology providers in the fields of XR applications. 

Immersive Media Fridays

We will regularly organise Immersive Media Fridays as an event to exchange ideas in an interactive workshop for your individual business. Share best cases and ideas with people from different backgrounds and experiences in an extended reality world. After the workshop session we will head together to an adventurous VR Team Game experience. Join the IMMF on Friday, 10th May in Munich!