• The Polys - WebXR Awards Watch Party

    Online event

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-polys-2020-webxr-awards-tickets-127259782435

    A meta-multiverse Celebration of WebXR Official Watch Parties in AltSpace, ENGAGE, and more
    About this Event
    Introducing the The Polys - 2020 WebXR Awards honoring the pioneers of WebXR and showcasing the importance of this growing medium to provide ubiquitous access to immersive content through the web. The power of being able to distribute XR content via URLs makes it possible for creators to publish and reach their audiences without being regulated by app stores and big tech companies and the WebXR Awards aims to celebrate creators and shine light on this up and coming medium for immersive content. Websites will soon no longer have flat displays of information that you scroll but virtual places you move around in. WebXR is the standard that lets us create immersive and interactive sites that you can inhabit and experience with other people.

    This event will host many VIPs in the immersive technology industry that have laid the groundwork for the webXR standards, including chairs of the W3C immersive web group. Kent Bye, of “Voice of VR” and the XR Ethics Manifesto, and “Mr. Doob”, Ricardo Cabello the creator of Three.JS will be receiving special honors.

    The event created by Ben Erwin will be held live on Saturday, February 20th, starting at 11am PST with Sophia Moshasha, of the “Everything VR & AR” podcast, hosting the “Virtual Red Carpet” followed by the ceremony at 12pm PST hosted by Julie Smithson, of MetaVRse. The show will be streamed live into the “Meta-Multiverse”, where partners of the event will host watch parties in AltSpace, ENGAGE, Tivoli Cloud VR, Mozilla Hubs, and VR Chat. Along with the presenters and interviews, the event will also be taking a camera feed casting out of zoom into a live awards broadcast streaming into each of these worlds and room” with round trip feedback into the live show This novel configuration that will be remembered as a milestone in the history of entertainment, as it debuts the awards show for the medium of the 21st Century.

    Watch party instructions will be sent to RSVP'd guests before the show! Visit https://webxrawards.com in an immersive browser.

  • A-Frame 114 Workshop; Immersive Pumpkin Chunkin' building with physics in VR

    This Halloween season we focus on pumpkins! Scary lanterns? Nope.
    In good old American Pumpkin Chucking tradition, we are holding a workshop about shooting pumpkins with the help of the A-Frame physics component.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_chucking

    You will be designing and building your slingshots, catapults, centrifugals, trebuchets, and pneumatic cannons with A-Frame primitives and of course personalize your pumpkin projectiles.

    Who can shoot their virtual pumpkin the farthest? Bonus points on hitting the scary scarecrow in the back of the pumpkin patch!

    Catch up on older events:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell / Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Immersive Pumpkin Chunkin' building with physics in VR
    Roland Dubois will walk through the A-Frame physics component and demo the example code for the workshop.
    (15 minutes)

    Virtual formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (15 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (90 minutes)

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    ## IMPORTANT ##
    We will be using Glitch.com, please make sure you sign up for your free account.

    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior coding experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

  • A-Frame 113 Workshop; Building Immersive Halloween Props in WebAR with AR.JS 2.0

    ## RECAP (Tuesday, July 25, 2019) ##
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc/blob/master/meetup_aframe112_07-25-2019.md Catch up on older lectures:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell / Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Building Immersive Halloween Props in WebAR with AR.JS 2.0
    Roland Dubois will walk through the latest features of AR.JS 2.0 and demo the example code for the workshop.
    (15 minutes)

    Formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (15 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (90 minutes)

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    ## WHAT TO BRING ##
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test.

    Aframe NYC provides the following devices for testing:
    • Google Cardboard, and 3rd party mobile headsets
    • GearVR (sponsored by Samsung)
    • Oculus Go (sponsored by Prime8)

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    ## IMPORTANT ##
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect your devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://www.rlab.nyc/location.html

  • A-Frame 112: Networked A-Frame - Meet inside the immersive web

    ## RECAP (Tuesday, May 7, 2019) ##
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc/blob/master/meetup_aframe111_05-07-2019.md Catch up on older lectures:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell:
    Jeff McSpadden is going to present his A-Frame-based product Composure
    (15 minutes)

    Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Networked A-Frame - Meet inside the immersive web.
    Hayden Lee, creator of the *networked-aframe component* will talk about his experiences in shared/social VR and WebXR.
    Roland Dubois will walk through the demo and example code.
    (30 minutes)

    Formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (15 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (60 minutes)

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    ## WHAT TO BRING ##
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test.

    Aframe NYC provides the following devices for testing:
    • Google Cardboard, and 3rd party mobile headsets
    • GearVR (sponsored by Samsung)
    • Oculus Go (sponsored by Prime8)

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    ## IMPORTANT ##
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect your devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://www.rlab.nyc/location.html

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  • A-Frame 111: Shaders

    66 W 12th St

    ## RECAP (Thursday, April 11, 2019) ##
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc/blob/master/meetup_aframe110_04-11-2019.mdCatch up on older lectures:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell:
    Datavized is releasing an 'A-Frame Ambisonic Audio Component' with their Airfield audio editor.
    The presentation will be led by Brian Chirls, CTO of Datavized
    (30 minutes total)

    Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Shaders
    Demo and walkthrough of example code.
    (20 minutes)

    Formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (10 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (60 minutes)

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    ## WHAT TO BRING ##
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test.

    Aframe NYC provides the following devices for testing:
    • Google Cardboard, and 3rd party mobile headsets
    • GearVR (sponsored by Samsung)
    • Oculus Go (sponsored by Prime8)
    • Windows MR devices (sponsored by Virtuleap)

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    ## IMPORTANT ##
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect your devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://it.newschool.edu/services/network-and-phone/wireless-network/newschool-guest-wireless-network

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  • A-Frame 110: Lights, Materials and Animation

    Parsons School of Design University Center

    ## RECAP (Thursday, March 14, 2019) ##
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc/blob/master/meetup_aframe109_03-14-2019.md
    Catch up on older lectures:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell:
    3 - 5 Members will be able to showcase in speed pitches (5 - 10 minutes each) the projects they are currently working on.
    (30 minutes total)

    Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Lights, Materials, and Animation
    Demo and walkthrough of example code.
    (20 minutes)

    Formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (10 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (60 minutes)

    ----------------------------------------------
    ## WHAT TO BRING ##
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test.

    Aframe NYC provides the following devices for testing:
    • Google Cardboard, and 3rd party mobile headsets
    • GearVR (sponsored by Samsung)
    • Oculus Go (sponsored by Prime8)
    • Windows MR devices (sponsored by Virtuleap)

    ----------------------------------------------
    ## IMPORTANT ##
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect your devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://it.newschool.edu/services/network-and-phone/wireless-network/newschool-guest-wireless-network

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  • A-Frame 109: Intro to building components

    Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

    ## RECAP (Wednesday, February 20, 2019) ##
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc/blob/master/meetup_aframe108_02-20-2019.md
    Catch up on older lectures:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

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    ## AGENDA (2 hours) ##
    Show & Tell:
    - TwoTone, a free and open-source web app that turns data into sound and music, imagined and developed by Datavized Technologies with the support of Google News Initiative (launched March 5, 2019)
    - Debra, our co-host is talking about link traversing.
    - Members Jeff and Pilar are going to talk for a few minutes about their progress on the A-Frame NYC take-home project "A-Robots"

    (30 minutes total)

    Presentation:
    The topic for this meetup - Think Lego: How to get started with components in A-Frame. Demo and walkthrough of example code.
    (20 minutes)

    Formation of workshop groups:
    Depending on the workshop attendance, we are going to group people together (2 to 5 people per group) so they can help each other troubleshoot.
    (10 minutes)

    Workshop:
    Heads down on the machines, making some magic happen.
    (60 minutes)

    ----------------------------------------------
    ## WHAT TO BRING ##
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test.

    Aframe NYC provides the following devices for testing:
    • Google Cardboard, and 3rd party mobile headsets
    • GearVR (sponsored by Samsung)
    • Oculus Go (sponsored by Prime8)
    • Windows MR devices (sponsored by Virtuleap)

    ----------------------------------------------
    ## IMPORTANT ##
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up in a timely manner when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate.
    WE WILL START ON TIME. Out of respect to everyone that arrives punctually and in order to coordinate and manage our new workshop structure we won't wait for latecomers.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect your devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://it.newschool.edu/services/network-and-phone/wireless-network/newschool-guest-wireless-network

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  • A-Frame 108: Kickstart WebXR in 2019 with A-Frame's Release 0.9

    Parsons School of Design University Center

    We are kickstarting the 2019 A-Frame NYC Meetup with a workshop to get everyone on board with the new release A-Frame 0.9.

    We are also announcing a few changes to our workshop format, exciting! We are starting the workshop with Show & Tell, members are invited to share WebVR projects you are working made with A-Frame.

    Newcomers are welcome. No prior code experience needed.
    To all our regulars - bring a friend and give them a chance to dive into this amazing medium!

    Please make sure you arrive a few minutes in advance to connect you devices to WiFi and get setup:
    https://it.newschool.edu/services/network-and-phone/wireless-network/newschool-guest-wireless-network

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  • A-Frame 107: Immersive Holiday Challenge

    Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall (New School)

    'Tis the season so may I ask you this: Do you want to build a snowman?

    No, we don't need actual snow in the streets of New York City to shovel together our creations, we can build snowmen by simply using A-frame primitives.

    • What we'll do
    You are going to create your own personal little virtual snowman with A-Frame primitives, accessorize, animate and decorate as much as time permits (we have a sharp cut off for your submission to be shared at the end of the meetup, but you can elaborate on your snowman after you submit)
    And then ...?
    Your snowman will be displayed in a gallery alongside your competition.

    We are also going to show you how to create a personal marker-based AR Holiday Greeting Card with a template that we will provide.
    You can send your physical postcard with your Aframe AR Snowman creation to your loved ones this season!

    • What to bring
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test!

    For this challenge, we will be live editing and publishing our immersive content on Glitch, so we encourage you to sign up for your own personal free account on https://glitch.com/

    • Important to know
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up (on time) when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate! Remember to bring valid ID for security desk check-in and let them know you are attending the Immersive NYC and A-Frame VR/AR Workshop on the 7th floor, room A702.

    Please feel free to take images and share on social media @aframevr #aframe_nyc @immersivenyc. Spread the word and share your passion for the immersive web.

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  • A-Frame 106 Workshop; Immersive Halloween Challenge

    Parsons School of Design University Center

    It's time to put your A-Frame knowledge to the test and join the First A-Frame Immersive Halloween Challenge 2018!

    In this workshop, we are going to build immersive scary games.
    The difference: We are going to group attendees into teams of 3-5 and provide you with assets and support.

    • What we'll do
    There is not going to be a lecture, no presentation, just heads down hacking for two hours.

    Think about ideas, scan the Meetup's GitHub repo (link below) for code references and http://aframe.io for documentation.

    Join to code or to cheer your teammates on, this is a low key challenge, and yes, I am going to build also a scary game that I will share at the end of the challenge, no pressure ;-)

    • What to bring
    Fully charged laptops and smartphones to test!

    • Important to know
    For anyone that missed any previous meetups, please review the slides archive and demo files:
    https://github.com/roland-dubois/aframe-meetup-nyc

    Make sure to show up (on time) when you RSVP, we only have limited seats. If you can't make it - free up your spot and give another member a chance to participate!

    Please feel free to take images and share on social media @aframevr #aframe_nyc @immersivenyc. Spread the word and share your passion for the immersive web.

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