Google opens Expeditions VR education app to the public

Google has long sold its Cardboard VR format as a super-accessible platform for getting people into virtual reality. One of their major initiatives for it has been in education markets through its Google Expeditions program, which allows students to get in the center of 360-degree photos and 3D scenes with historical importance. The program has enabled trips to the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and behind the scenes of Alexander Hamilton’s life. Today, the company announced it is opening the educational VR tours to the public through a new Expeditions App. All you need is…

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What you already know is the key to learning new things

Imagine how much you already know. Just contemplate everything you have learned and experienced during all the years that you have been alive. Everything. Seems pretty vast, doesn’t it? Your brain is full of knowledge gathered throughout your lifetime. Storing all this knowledge is beneficial because it can be used to predict future occurrences. For example, you have seen so many chairs that you instantly recognise a new one for what it is, even when it has a slightly different appearance. This predictive power allows your brain to process everyday…

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RethinkMedia returns to BCU

Birmingham City University’s annual #RethinkMedia conference returns this month to address the latest trends in digital and media innovation and what the future may hold for the creative industries. This year’s speaker line-up includes Mark Frankel, Social Media Editor for BBC News and Matt Shaw, Network Editor, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube. Also speaking at the event is Alia Lamaadar from $3 billion global communications app Slack and Mandy Combes – Head of Creative Operations, Marketing & Audiences at the BBC. Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Marverine Cole will host the event. “I’m…

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