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Fader

Project #360Lieblingsort

This world is a pretty huge place. You might have found that out by now already. Besides all the obvious touristic highlights there are so many places that need to be discovered. We want you to help us find these places.

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Company

Hello again

Here is a list of stuff that we have accomplished together with our partners at Deutsche Welle and Euronews.

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VR

Come & Apply for our VR Journalism Hackathon

We teamed up with Deutsche Welle Akademie, Mediadesign Hochschule and The Center of Investigative Reporting to bring Europe´s first VR Journalism Hackathon to Berlin. The future of storytelling will not solely rely on flat screens. The stories of tomorrow will offer a door to actually step into them in order to explore and experience them first-hand. What is needed now are experiments and brave pioneers. Because journalistic experiences in 360 or in Virtual Reality will once again change and enhance the ways

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #6 – VR Storytelling

Discussing F8, Storytelling and going to Mosul with the Economist. If you were wondering how long a week can be or if this section should be renamed to The Monthly Month – we are still here. Busy working on our product Fader and apart from that Marcus was in Sicily picking oranges and contemplating about VR Storytelling. He checked the stuff you can find on the Internet and was pleased to see the article The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #5 – Our Hackathon

Discussing Europe´s first VR Journalism Hackathon, life is live and of course: ethics. Another week in the life of our little startup. Besides Slack we now do have a weekly conference to keep track on what everybody is actually working on all the time. Quite effective to be doing several things simultaneously. Some days ago we announced our VR Journalism Hackathon taking place in Berlin, September 21-22 right before this years VR Conference that Linda helps organizing. If you want

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #4 – Digging Deeper

Discussing relevance, live streaming, flat experiences and doctor vr. I was just invited to dinner the other day. Our lovely hosts are both working as film directors and producers. They were not quite sure about what i was talking about when i started to explain what we are doing with VR: Aha, i see. These glasses, yeah sure. By the way: Besides the McDonalds cardboard version you can find one at Tchibo – a place where you buy your coffee.

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #3 – VR in Journalism

Discussing the Crossmeditag in Leipzig, acceleration and our new workshop programme. Stephan, Linda and Marcus just spent two days in Leipzig to present Vragments and our project VRΩ  to a mixed crowd of German journalists during the Crossmedia Days 2016. We got a lot of helpful feedback. It was great to see that German journalists are obviously not so reluctant anymore when it comes to technical innovations compared to the social media craze some years ago. Nevertheless, we see a lot

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #2 – Give me superpowers

Discussing PsychicVR, Associated Press and the Hype Cycle. Hello world! As you may or may not have heard yet. We are one of the DNI funded projects. Yay. That gives us the opportunity to focus on the product development of Fader, our VR solution for journalists. Check out Lindas write-up about Fader and meeting Trey from CIR last week. VR and Journalism is a thing now – discussed here and there. The Associated Press has announced to experiment and so

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #1 – The ultimate display

Discussing Meta, flying planes, a VR museum and ghosts with impact I wanna start from. Before the beginning. This week i read a short scientific article from long ago. You can find it here. It is just two pages. It throws you back into the year 1965. A 27 year old guy named Ivan is making up his mind about future scenarios, fantasizing not only about computer displays that will (one day that is) have an ability to draw simple

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Weeknotes

The Weekly Week #0 – Warm words

Discussing nothing. It’s the foreword, stupid  Hi, my name is Marcus. From now on i will report back on what we are doing and working on at Vragments, and what we are reading and checking out. I hope to provide stuff on a regular basis. The whole field of VR, AR and Mixed Reality is developing in a surprising speed these days. You are happily invited to join us on our way to find solutions and join the discussion. Cheers,

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