But only for some of us. Not us particularly, but, y'know, some people.
We have a snowscape outside! And for those of you who do not, you can have one with Magic Leap.
We know, we know, not EVERYONE has tons of snow covering all outdoor surfaces right now. But we in the Northeast do! In fact, NYC has its first snow day of the year today. And this is nice snow. Nice packable, snowball snow. But because we at Agile Lens felt it was unfair that we could have snowball fights today, but some of you might be missing out, we decided to show off our snow app.
One of the great things about AR as opposed to VR is it allows you to edit your actual environment in real time. This can be really fun and cool, especially if you want to have a snowball fight and there is no actual snow. So Alex made an app for Magic Leap where it snows all around you, blanketing the ground, or your house, or your office (you get the picture) in snow. Best part? It is throwable snow! So go wild, friends :)
Alex had a fantastic time on February 21 at the NYVR Art in VR event! He and other artists spent the evening competing in an XR drawing competition and demoing various apps. Alex drew in Spatiate using Magic Leap while other competitors used Tilt Brush. Agile Lens demoed "Destroy Build Architects," a two-part experience where one player designs an environment and the second player explores how they can destroy it.
Anything else interesting coming up?
Time is flying by! Alex will be off in just a few days to SXSW in Austin, TX where he will join a panel with Kiira Benzing and David Gochfeld and Kevin Laibson to discuss the development of Alive in Plasticland. Alive in Plasticland is all about exploring live performance in VR and Agile Lens is thrilled to be a part of this emerging field.
Alex also has a new episode of XR Dad up all about Google Earth VR and how much fun it makes teaching children about geography, cities, and the world. Check it out if you want to be "in" on the hip phrase "I'm crashing into buildings!!!"