Arts and Entertainment

Opinion: VR is a new reality of storytelling

Opinion: VR is a new reality of storytelling

Have you ever wanted to relive your dreams? What about creating your own story in virtual reality? One booth at the L.A. Times Festival of Books just might have made my dreams become a reality. The Festival of Books, held at USC on April 13 and 14, was host to...

Games for Change at the LA Student Challenge

Games for Change at the LA Student Challenge

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. Fueled by over $100 billion of worldwide revenue in 2017, the video game industry far exceeds the global industries of film and recorded music. But what kind of impact is all this gaming having on...

New wireless VR to release in 2018

New wireless VR to release in 2018

Virtual Reality is beginning to transform education, healthcare, business and entertainment in ways never before thought possible. If you’ve ever tried VR, you know what it’s like to be a digital adventurer, completely immersed in simulated environments. While this...

Review: Zapbox is affordable AR for everyone

Review: Zapbox is affordable AR for everyone

Something caught my eye as I walked through the gigantic show floor at the Augmented World Expo. Although people were lining up like crazy to try out Microsoft Hololens and the ODG R8 AR glasses, just around the corner, there was a lot of buzz about something called...

Column: VRLA 2017 was a fast ride to another reality

Column: VRLA 2017 was a fast ride to another reality

On April 14 and 15 at the L.A. Convention Center, the VRLA Expo, the largest Virtual and Augmented Reality convention in the world, showcased some of the most exciting advancements in immersive technology. Hundreds of people came to try out the newest and coolest VR...

Column: Hacking the future

Column: Hacking the future

When you think of hacking, you probably imagine a shady guy wearing a hoodie, frantically typing at a laptop, and trespassing the digital securities of banks and governments. While this may be true, new types of coding competitions known as "hackathons" are changing...