Guest post by REAPster Amy Debbane As a student in the Global Business and Digital Arts program at the University of Waterloo, I am always looking for opportunity to learn various technologies, and mashing them up in new and interesting ways. This is why I was extremely excited when my friend and classmate Filip Jadczak shared with me his experience working as a REAPster with REAP. When I learned that I would be paid to

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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 Filip Jadczak Filip Jadczak here, back again to share my experiences in my newest sprint here at the Felt Lab. This time I’ve been testing out a brand new piece of technology we’ve got here in the lab: the Meta 1. The Meta is a set of augmented reality glasses -- that is, they provide a layer of digital information on top of the real world. Unlike the Oculus Rift, which focuses on

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Post by REAPster Bernie Roehl For the past six months, REAP has been running a Meetup group on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. We've had a number of interesting presentations, ranging from the Myo armband (presented by one of its developers!), an overview of various software packages for creating avatars, a look back at the Kinect Hackathon and an in-depth examination of the Virtual Human Toolkit. Not a bad start! We’ve also used the Meetup

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