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#1176 – The Gathering Storm in Reality

The summer holidays move to a close and the markets move head-long into the next phase of developments. We have reports from the largest gathering of the computer graphics industry, the investment into AR and VR applications feeling market impacts, and the way that IP from the entertainment scene is shaping park and venue development.  Simulated Reality Takes to the Stage One of the largest and most influential gatherings of 3D display, immersive technology, and computer graphics, was held in the USA during August. SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques) 2023 celebrated its 50th anniversary, holding a massive event at the LA Convention Center. The event comprised extensive presentations and conference sessions, and a dedicated exhibition and demonstration floor – all to attract some 15,000-computer graphics and animation professionals. It was all organized by the international […]

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#1175 – Immersive Future Feels Pressure!

The continued investment and innovation in the immersive technology business sees both ups and downs across the market. This collection of developments, happening during July and August, is covered to offer a snapshot of the state of play in the industry. Immersive Gallery Growing Pains The immersive art experience (Artainment) scene has proven a difficult market to define. Along with numerous openings, there have been bumps along the road. The latest warning sign came with news that Lighthouse Immersive, the Canadian developer and operator of immersive experiences, had entered into bankruptcy. Lighthouse is known for the creation of the original ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ light show – which has seen installations such as in Paris, Chicago, Las Vegas and Toronto, along with other shows. The company was reported to have filed Chapter 15 bankruptcy on July 28th, to protect its assets. […]

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#1174 – Active Time for XR Entertainment

Moving to the homeward stretch of the year, and we saw a culmination of major trade events mark the continuation of the June and July period. The ability to chart all these gatherings continues to be a hard task. Along with this, the Asian market sees China and Japan invest heavily in the next stage of entertainment developments, and news from the consumer VR scene shows a market in transition.  Asia Trending We complete the hard task to keep abreast of the leading trade events over this period. During the end of the month, the 38th CAAPA Attraction Expo (CAE) was held – organized by the China Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (CAAPA) and held at the China International Exhibition Center, Beijing. The event saw a smattering of international visitors and exhibitors and marked the latest in several China-based […]

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