Virtual reality

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Is there room in the metaverse for indie fashion labels? Australian designers hope so
As high-end fashion conglomerates rush to invest in virtual reality fashion, small players are making moves too

Lucianne Tonti

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse?
Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

Miranda Bryant

26, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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PC, internet, smartphone: what’s the next big technological epoch? | John Naughton
The long view suggests we’re due a new era, whether it is that of metaverses, blockchain or quantum computing

John Naughton

11, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Demonic review – Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi horror is pure pulp
The director’s third film – in which a daughter enters the virtual mind of her serial killer mother – is so-so compared to his earlier efforts

Mike McCahill

26, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Free Guy review – Ryan Reynolds bounces through fun videogame existential crisis
A non-player character evolves into a sentient AI in a cheerfully silly riff on The Truman Show, with Taika Waititi and Jodie Comer

Peter Bradshaw

05, Aug, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Move over, space. Tech billionaires have a new utopian boondoggle: the ‘metaverse’ | Jessa Crispin
Imagine a massive, invisible world that surrounds you but which you cannot see or engage unless you own the correct – expensive – technology

Jessa Crispin

05, Aug, 2021 @10:22 AM

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Daniel M Davis: ‘Unbelievable things will come from biological advances’

The immunology professor on the personal data which will shape our future and how the pandemic has fired everyone’s interest in the immune system

Ian Tucker

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The week in classical: La clemenza di Tito; Current, Rising review – back to reality
Ancient Rome crackles with emotion and nylon in Richard Jones’s rigorous new Mozart staging

Fiona Maddocks

22, May, 2021 @11:30 AM

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‘Anything could happen’: inside the world’s first virtual reality opera
Current, Rising at the Royal Opera House, London, takes its audience on a dizzying journey through strange realms. Could this be the future?

Stuart Jeffries

04, May, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Auggie review – watchable hi-tech satire doesn’t quite know what to say
Richard Kind is compelling as the retiree seduced by a VR ‘companion’, but the film fails to do much with its rather familiar premise

Peter Bradshaw

13, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Facebook sets out plan for 'effortless' virtual reality socialising
Users could effectively ‘teleport’ to connect with friends in more planet-friendly way, says Zuckerberg

Alex Hern UK technology editor

10, Mar, 2021 @6:53 PM

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