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Tanja Barnes Joins IVRPA’s Board of Directors!

I am thrilled to announce my appointment to Director of Social Media at the International Virtual Reality Professionals Association. I became a member of the organization five years ago and have volunteered at several of IVRPA’s yearly conferences. Most recently I helped out at IVRPA 2018 in Tokyo which featured four days of talks, workshops, […]

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GoPro Fusion vs. Ricoh Theta S — In the Thunderdome, which camera would win?

Four years ago, I was selected to participate in the “Spherical Report 360” initiative — a collaboration with CNN and camera manufacturer Ricoh. As a participant, I received a Ricoh Theta, which at the time was one of the first one-shot consumer 360 spherical cameras on the market.

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Check out Mitchell Caverns in 360

Visit Mitchell Caverns on Google Maps Hidden in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert east of Barstow, Mitchell Caverns are the only limestone caves in the California State Park system. After being closed for nearly seven years due to major infrastructure upgrades, Mitchell Caverns reopened in November 2017. I went this past weekend and […]

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Virtual Tour of the “Pink House” by @TheMostFamousArtist

Visit the Pink House on Google Street View   “The impact of my art can only be measured by the discussion it stimulates,” so says Matty Mo aka “The Most Famous Artist.” Queue Mo’s latest work that’s come to be known as the “Pink House”, an advertisement-cum-art installation in Los Angeles that utilizes a construction development […]

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“La Medusa” in 360 by El Mac and David Choe – Phoenix, Arizona

View on Google Street View   Roosevelt Row Arts District (RoRo) is a walkable, creative district in Downtown Phoenix, Arizona. At the Cobra Arcade Bar you’ll find this gem of a mural entitled “La Medusa” painted by internationally renowned street artists El Mac (a.k.a. Miles MacGregor) and David Choe.

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“2001: A Space Odyssey” at the 14th Factory

Put on your Google Cardboard and check out the iconic bedroom from Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”.  Artist Simon Birch and architect Paul Kember collaborated to recreate the set as part of an installation entitled ‘The Barmecide Feast’ at the 14th Factory, a new art space in Los Angeles. This exhibit runs indefinitely based on […]

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Last Night’s Proto Awards in Hollywood

Shane Nilsson – Proto Award Winner for “Fruit Golf” Hellooooo, e’erbody. It’s been awhile, I know.  Let’s catch up! Since my last post, I’ve been working on a project for Amazon Studios that has recently wrapped. It’s been wonderful, but unfortunately, there’s been no time for working on my panoramas. Now that my job is finished, I […]

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Toxic Town: Picher, Oklahoma

View on Google Street View Less than a 100 years ago the town of Picher in Oklahoma was a mining boomtown producing more than $20 billion in lead and zinc ore from 1917 to 1947. Today, Picher is a hazardous waste site as a result of unregulated mining.

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See Inside the Precious Moments Chapel in Virtual Reality

Visit the Precious Moments Chapel on Google Street View The Precious Moments Chapel, fondly dubbed “America’s Sistine Chapel” by many, was created by Sam Butcher, the artist, and creator of the Precious Moments religious giftware company. The entire complex features artworks that depict stories from the Bible.

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The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts in VR

View on Google Street View The setting sun illuminates the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts located on the campus of Pittsburg State University. This clean-lined new facility provides first class performing venues for the university’s theater, music, and dance programs, while also giving the town of Pittsburg a performing arts venue suitable for touring artists.

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