Connecting the real and the virtual via on-line shopping. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJVoYsBym88
Biology teacher Ros Johnson says 3D projections of body organs have given lessons a new direction at the Abbey School in Reading BBC article, report that “A study of the impact of 3D in the classroom has found that it improves test results by an average of 17%.” This is a specific example where… Continue reading Video: BBC Reports 3D learning Tools Positive for Pupils
According to this source: Fans suspicions about AKB48’s 12.5 generation member Eguchi Aimi being a “CG idol” have been confirmed! The features of Eguchi’s face were taken from the members, which consists of Oshima Yuko (hair/body), Takahashi Minami (outline), Maeda Atsuko (eyes), Watanabe Mayu (eyebrows), Itano Tomomi (nose), and Shinoda Mariko (mouth). Twelfth generation AKB48… Continue reading Video: AKB48 – Making of Eguchi Aimi
When good things are done in virtual worlds… Here’s more: 30 + students from Cairo and Los Angeles used the virtual world of Second Life to come up with designs for a large open space situated between the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza. And yes: they had never met in the physical… Continue reading Video: The Kansas To Cairo Project Part #1
Cool personal 3D printing from http://www.pp3dp.com/ (lots of details there). See more details here, and a review of a user .
When wounded warriors return home, they face long-term care and recovery, often isolated from their family. TATRC is now developing the Amputee Virtual Environment Support Space on the Second Life Enterprise platform as a virtual clinic where amputees, their families and healthcare providers connect to supplement care and improve the quality of life of patients.… Continue reading Sneak Peek: The Amputee Virtual Support System [coming soon to SL Enterp…
While we have seen such things in the past (good old QuickTime VR), but this one is special. First, the location, then the Zoom levels, and it’s built on Flash. View Site
Printing in 3D. Prices are going down. Soon in every house?Of course, we will need to wait for costs to go down.
In my search for relevant interfaces for virtual worlds, I have found this description. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a working prototype of a bidirectional LCD that allows a viewer to control on-screen objects without touching the screen.The bidirectional LCD screen, which captures and displays images, eliminates the need for any… Continue reading VIDEO: MIT Researchers Create Bidirectional LCD Screen That Allows Minority Report-Style Interaction