18 Jun 2019 | Emily Friedman
AR+VR Weekly: Dali & Leonardo in XR, Magic Leap lawsuit and VR from E3
AR/VR Weekly

Catch up on the latest AR+VR highlights, funding news & launch announcements: Week of June 17

Image Source: Emissive and HTC Vive Arts


It’s been another busy week in AR+VR! In addition to keeping you up-to-date on the biggest AR+VR news, funding activity, and launch announcements, here are four stories you need to know: Dali and Leonardo in XR, Magic Leap lawsuit, and VR from E3.

AR and VR are hitting the art scene! At this year's Venice Biennale, performance artist Marina Abramović rejuvenated her first VR project Rising, which visualizes what it's like to be submerged in water. The Louvre will unveil its first VR experience for a Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, allowing museum visitors to get up close with the most famous portrait subject in the world; and AR is animating the paintings on the walls at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg.

Meanwhile, Magic Leap filed a lawsuit accusing a former engineer of stealing the company's technology. The ex-employee? Chi Xu, founder of Beijing-based Nreal. 

Finally, catch up on the first-ever E3 VR Showcase hosted by UploadVR, which featured over 30 VR titles. 

Launch Announcements

'Vacation Simulator' Launches Today on PSVR (Road to VR)

DJ Platform 'Electronauts' Now on Oculus Quest with Cross-Buy (Road to VR)

Kat VR Announces 'KAT loco' VR Locomotion System (VRScout)

Unity launches update making it easier to insert AR into native mobile apps (VentureBeat)

JFK Presidential Library Releases Moon Landing Augmented Reality App (Variety)

INDE Announces Partnership with Brookfield Malls to Launch Augmented Reality Display Network (Yahoo! Finance

Vuzix Announces Partnership with Verizon and Zoi Meet to Bring Real-time Translation to Vuzix Blade (VRScout)

Netflix Announces a 'Stranger Things' augmented reality mobile game (Business Insider)

Facebook AI and Facebook Reality Labs Create AI Habitat and Replica (Engadget)

ASOS launches 'Virtual Catwalk' augmented reality experience within shopping app (Evening Standard)

Google Is Rolling Out Augmented Reality Try-On Tools for YouTubers and Beauty Brands (Adweek)

Event Listings

ACT-W: Achieving Equity: June 26-27 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

ACT-W: Conference: June 28-29 (Portland, OR) Use code AWEUSA20 for 20% off tickets

SIGGRAPH 2019: July 28-August 1 (Los Angeles, CA)

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

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

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

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