Post by Joy Smith You can't talk about potentially disruptive technologies without including augmented and virtual reality in the conversation. These technologies could not only redefine how and where we work, but could impact the very nature  of the work we do. With various headsets hitting the market over the new few months, the buzz around these technologies is at a fever pitch. In fact, our bi-monthly meet-ups are seeing an ever growing number of

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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 Kirk Zurell Inspired by the art of Amy Ferrari, Amy's Garden is an interactive visual installation that will be on display at Art-Mersion, March 13th-14th at Waterloo's Button Factory Community Art Centre. I created the work using off-the-shelf web and 3D technologies, with a Christie Digital display and MUSE headband on loan from REAP. I built up a lot of expertise in WebGL and Three.js freelancing on an ill-fated public sector project, and

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Guest post by Kirk Zurell Inspired by the art of Amy Ferrari, Amy's Garden is an interactive visual installation that will be on display at Art-Mersion, March 13th-14th at Waterloo's Button Factory Community Art Centre. I created the work using off-the-shelf web and 3D technologies, with a Christie Digital display and MUSE headband on loan from REAP. I built up a lot of expertise in WebGL and Three.js freelancing on an ill-fated public sector project, and

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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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