Tag: Virtual

Technology helps bring families together for a virtual Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving celebrations are likely going to be a lot smaller in 2020 because of the pandemic. In fact, electronics will be joining the festivities.

“This year has really redefined how we talk to our loved ones,” said Jessica Propernick, assistant manager at Best Buy.

She says they have received countless questions from people looking for ways of virtually connecting with family members. She’s been recommending some newly

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Technology Matters, but How Real Are Our Virtual Lives at Work and Play? | Technology News

NEW YORK – As our lives become more virtual with technology, how do gadgets define our identity at work, home and social circles at this unique moment in history?

Mary L. Gray, an anthropologist and recent recipient of a 2020 MacArthur “genius grant,” looks at the way technology affects labor, identity and human rights. Gray, 51, who is based in Somerville, Massachusetts, discusses how digital culture can improve our professional as well as personal lives.

Below are edited excerpts.

Q: Nearly six in 10 workers say that working from home means their day is less defined, according to a recent

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One broadcaster is putting virtual crowds in MLB games powered by the technology behind ‘Fortnite’ — here’s what they look like

MLB virtual fans.
MLB virtual fans.

Silver Spoon

  • Major League Baseball games will have virtual fans this season on Fox Sports. 

  • Silver Spoon studio is providing the virtual crowd, using the same technology behind the game “Fortnite.”

  • Other sports leagues have tried creative ways of making up for empty stadiums.

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The coronavirus has put most public events, including sports and concerts, on hold around the world.

As many countries see declining cases and hospitalizations, public life is slowly starting to reopen. In the US, however, cases continue to rise, with many states seeing record numbers of

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Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 Teams With Blue Revolver On Multi-Sensory Technology For Virtual Events

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EXCLUSIVE: Events are being completely redefined during COVID-19, with the word “virtual” becoming the driving concept at a time when physical gatherings are not possible.

Navigating this 2020 landscape, Michael Sugar’s Sugar23 has teamed up with experiential agency Blue Revolver to bring to market new virtual event technology. The companies tell Deadline they envision it having dramatic potential for brands, entertainment companies and consumers during the pandemic and beyond.

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Details are being kept somewhat under wraps, but the companies cite the April concert by platinum-selling rapper Travis Scott held inside

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‘Mandalorian’-Style Virtual Technology Sound Stage Orca Studios Opens in Spain (EXCLUSIVE)

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Opening up multiple shoot possibilities during COVID-19 and beyond, top Spanish producer Adrian Guerra is bowing Orca Studios, a new Spain-based virtual production facility that uses the same LED volume technology employed by ILM on its Stagecraft system for “The Mandalorian” – hailed by some as the biggest technological step-forward since green screen.

Head of studio at Orca is Adrian Corsei, former head of studio at Trixter, Germany’s biggest VFX studio whose prolific Hollywood credits take in “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Spider Man: Homecoming.”  

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Orca Studios has developed its

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