Virtual Reality as a Tool to Sharpen Cognition

Detailed within a study published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, with research led by UCLA professor Mayank Mehta, virtual reality simulations have been observed to increase (in mice) the active brain phenomenon known as theta rhythms—which are, according to Fast Company, when “your brain thinks not just in frequencies but in syncopated beats.” This important, if not mysterious, rhythm is deeply important to cognition. Mehta is “arguing …

L’Rain on Collaborating with Reese Donohue for New Museum’s XR Showcase

As part of the Tribeca Film Festival, ONX Studio showcases immersive works

On now as part of the Tribeca Film Festival, ONX Studio—part accelerator, part workspace and part gallery, powered by NEW INC and Onassis USA—presents its inaugural showcase at the New Museum, where visitors can experience extended reality works by some of NYC’s most talented artists working in the XR realm. The museum’s deputy director and co-founder of NEW INC, Karen Wong explains, “ONX Studio is a …

Six Immersive Highlights from the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

Online and in person, this year's reality-enhancing projects and events

The 2021 Tribeca Film Festival (online and in-person from 9-20 June) incorporates the annual event’s most dynamic immersive division to date. This slate of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and extended reality (XR) projects populates three verticals: the Storyscapes competitive category on location at Spring Studios, Outdoor and Interactive Experiences in and around NYC, as well as the Virtual Arcade which can be accessed from home with an HTC …