Virtual & Augmented Reality

By Luis Bravo Martins & Anesio Neto

Virtual & Augmented Reality - Global Issue # 36

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Virtual & Augmented Reality

We provide you with a list of handpicked stories, best practices, startup showcases and fresh tools to build the Metaverse and the next version of the web!

Hi 🖐🏼,
As you may have already noticed, we will continue to share news about the Metaverse for a while, right? This week, some news from Forever 21, on how to get “dressed” in the Metaverse and also personal and professional experiences in this new environment.
We also share some news about the millions of dollars invested in immersive startups such as Spatial, Holo-Light and Rec Room.
In terms of hardware, Google is back in the news. Yes, that’s what you read. In addition some news about Tilt Five headsets as well.
And as one of the most important recommendations for this week, we share news about how XR can support diversity training and also support the quest for equity. Also, important security and privacy guide for artists, developed by XRSI.
Finally, more podcast recommendations, new events and news just before Christmas Eve.
Thanks for joining us today, we’ll be back for more next week!
Merry Christmas everyone… 🤶🏼🎅🏼

XR HEADLINES
Forever 21 Joins The Metaverse With 'Roblox' Shopping World
Digital dress codes: What will we wear in the metaverse?
How the metaverse is helping replicate the human experience at work
XR STARTUPS
Spatial Raises $25 Million, Pivots To NFTs
Holo-Light Receives 6 Million Dollar Investment
Rec Room raises $145M at a $3.5B valuation for its user-generated, immersive gaming platform
XR GLASSES
Tilt Five | Reinventing Game Night
Google is building a new augmented reality device and operating system
XR FOR GOOD
“This Is Blackface”: White Actors Are Playing Black Characters In Virtual Reality Diversity Training
Plotting The Future of Legislation For VR and XR Technology And Its Potential To Create More Equity For Black Americans
XR SAFETY & PRIVACY
Extended Reality with Awareness! 
XR Safety and Privacy Guide for Artists
At Home with EFF in VR: Privacy and Surveillance in XR
XR OPEN SOURCE
Monado - Open Source XR Platform
THIS WEEK'S HERO
Suhail on Twitter: "I would like to donate about $28K (made from NFT sales I don’t deserve) to support open source projects this year."
WORD OF THE WEEK
Six degrees of freedom (6DOF)
NEXT EVENTS
50+ Ways To Enjoy A Virtual Christmas In 2021
PODCAST OF THE WEEK
Magical AR Tabletop Gaming with Tive Five: Jeri Ellsworth’s Epic Journey from Valve to castAR to Tilt Five
Closing notes
That´s all for this week, folks!
Once again, if you have any comments, questions, articles or topics to share with us, or if you want to just talk about XR, you can reach Luis Bravo Martins and Anesio Neto quick and easy.
Thank you!
Techstars Startup Digest Virtual & Augmented Reality is curated by:
Luís Bravo Martins Luís Bravo Martins - CMO, VR/AR Author & Speaker
luis.martins@startupdigestmail.com
Anesio Neto Anesio Neto - Matchmaker, Creative Strategist & Content Manager
anesio.neto@startupdigestmail.com
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