Burning Man is exclusively a free virtual reality event in 2021

Virtual reality event - Virtual Burn 2021 Teaser BRCvr - Burning Man Project

The world-famous desert festival has gone entirely digital this year and is accepting donations. Burning Man has announced that it will be a virtual reality event in 2021 that will be free to everyone but that will be accepting donations for anyone who wishes to do so. The VR experience will allow people to wander the landscapes and the art from their own homes. The decision to turn Burning Man into a virtual reality event this year was due to the threat of the COVID-19 Delta variant. This is the…

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Christchurch Brick Show uses LEGO QR code for COVID-19 check-in

LEGO QR Code - LEGO sign made out of LEGO

A couple that loves creating with the blocks formed the working model for the show’s sign-in. People in Christchurch, New Zealand lined up for blocks (so to speak), in order to be able to scan a LEGO QR code that acted as a COVID Tracer to enter the annual Christchurch Brick Show. The barcode check-ins are required as a part of the country’s COVID-19 tracing efforts. To make the barcode more fun and appropriate for the show’s experience, a married couple – first-year exhibitors – decided to create a working…

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Ambercycle mini QR codes tell history of recycled clothing

Mini QR codes - QR code on clothing tag

The garment recycling start-up is letting the quick response codes share the fabric backstory. A garment recycling start-up from Los Angeles called Ambercycle has started adding mini QR codes to its labels. The purpose is to make it possible for shoppers and customers to use their phones to scan and access online portals providing the details of how and where that specific article of clothing was made. The barcode is printed on the tags with the assistance of Avery Dennison in Glendale. That company provides the suite of online tools…

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Virtual reality technology messes with your perception of time

Virtual Reality technology - Person playing VR Game

New research shows that a VR user’s sense of time is affected while playing games in this format. Research conducted by UC Santa Cruz researchers has determined that virtual reality technology users suffer a notably larger distortion to their perception of time than users of traditional screens. The concept behind the study was raised by then cognitive science undergraduate Grayson Mullen. Mullen experienced the distortion himself while using virtual reality technology and it caught his interest. Though he already knew that existing research showed that video games can cause players…

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