In 2016, BIG launched the first public virtual reality (VR) lab in the country, the Public VR Lab. We’re dedicated to facilitating community content creation for these new mediums, VR, Augmented Reality (AR) and 360 videos. We launched the VR Academy in the fall of 2016 and offer Unity classes covering the basics of C# and 3D content creation for VR. Sign up for classes here.
We provide a wide selection of 360 video cameras, equipment, and training for the community, and beyond Brookline in customized training, demos, toolkits and content creation expertise for journalists, municipalities, libraries and community media centers. Below are some useful resources to help get started with content creation in these new immersive media formats.
VR & AR Headsets
HTC Vive (Available at BIG)
Google Cardboard (Available at BIG)
Samsung Gear VR (Available at BIG)
VR/AR Engines for creating VR Experiences
Content Creation Resources
Cardboard VR Apps for Apple iPhone and Android Devices (courtesy of http://immersiveeducation.org/vr)
Content Creation tools for AR/VR
General Resources and Reading
The Future of VR/AR/360
Storytelling in VR/AR
Early Research Showing Benefits of VR in Healthcare