5 Aug 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: VR Freud, VR law school, and Apple [AR]T
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of July 29

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It has been another busy week in immersive technology! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest AR/VR news, funding activity and launch announcements, here are three stories you need to know: VR Sigmund Freud, VR law school, and Apple [AR]T. 

A new study shows that having a conversation with yourself embodied as Dr. Freud can help people dealing with minor personal problems. Also on the psych front, psychologists are testing the limits of human buy-in by exploring the use of VR to transform people into animals. 

Meanwhile, several planned studies in San Francisco are looking into whether VR can help prepare attorneys for the courtroom and make young lawyers more willing to take on pro bono work. 

Finally, Apple has teamed up with the New Museum to produce new AR projects by artists like Nick Cave and Pipilotti Rist, and offer free [AR]T walks in six cities. 

Funding News

Digital Domain, Hong Kong-based visual effects studio behind Avengers and Titanic is investing in virtual reality, interactive technology (SCMP)

Launch Announcements

Tobii announces Tobii Spotlight Foveated Rendering Technology (UploadVR

The VR Linux desktop is on its way with open-source project Xrdesktop (ZDNET)

Unity version 2019.2 releases; Unity's High Definition Render Pipeline now supports VR (UploadVR)

Khronos Group Releases OpenXR Specification for Augmented & Virtual Reality Developers (WCCF Tech

Tate Britain Announces Its Newest Late With "Passage" Alongside AR-Altered Paintings (Hypebeast)

Adobe announces Project Glasswing to blend the diital and physical worlds (CNET)

The Museum of Future Experiences offers spooky, surreal take on VR (Tech Crunch)

Event Listings

Tech Inclusion 2019: September 11-12 (San Francisco, CA)

European Women in Games Conference: September 11-12 (London, UK)

EWTS 2019:  September 17-19 (Dallas, TX)

AWE EU 2019: October 17-18 (Munich, Germany)

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