Author: adlan

Author: adlan

Niantic’s Beyond Reality Developer Contest

Last week, I had to take a week off to attend the final demonstration event for Niantic’s Beyond Reality Developer Contest. It’s a 4-month hackathon where participants create an augmented reality game that encourages exploration, exercise, and real-world social interaction by using Niantic’s Real World Platform SDK. Niantic’s Real World Platform includes a world-scale persistent…

Virtual Reality as a Physical Shared Space Social Platform

Social presence, intimacy, & user agency is still an occurring issue in virtual reality experiences that involve social interactions. While remote virtual reality social media has been reiterated numerous times (i.e. AltspaceVR, VRChat, Rec Room), I think a physical shared space virtual reality social platform would be interesting to see in the future, especially with…