Post by Joy Smith with help from Bernie Roehl 2016 will be a banner year for virtual reality if companies like Facebook's Oculus, and HTC have anything to say about it. While virtual reality is by no means a new technology, with precursor technologies like the View-Master invented in 1939 and The Sword of Damocles invented in 1968, interest in the technology waned in popularity due to the clunky hardware and limitations in video rendering

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Guest post by REAPster Mahir Hoque I decided to work with motion capture and projection mapping for my research sprint with REAP.  My idea was to capture human movement in real time using the Kinect and then incorporate performance during the live projection of that movement. The focus of my sprint was researching how projection can be used effectively in performance, and the technological challenges of incorporating this technology in a live performance environment, and

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