Austin appears to be on its way to become a virtual boomtown... as in a place where virtual reality is taking off among video game developers, filmmakers, researchers and media.
Here's a partial list of some of the companies and groups working on VR-related projects. This is far from a complete list, but I'll continue to update it whenever we hear of new ones emerging on the scene.
AMD -- AMD graphics cards are powering some PCs used for virtual reality and the company has been working on VR initiatives with groups like The Associated Press.
Axon Virtual Health -- A VR project to improve patient care through virtual-reality therapy.
360 Photo Pro -- 360 photo service from Austinite Phil Warner.
University of Texas GAMMA Program -- Students are working on a science fiction space horror game, "Project Val."
University of Texas Virtual Reality Lab -- Focused on human vision and motor control, its full name is the Vision, Cognition, and Action Virtual Reality Lab.
Texas Advanced Computing Center -- Working on a variety of virtual reality projects at TACC's visualization lab.
ServiceMedia -- Makes a cloud-based, cross-platform set of tools for creating interactive and virtual media.
Gamerista -- An R&D lab, think tank and user experience testing company.
OnlyInVR -- Austin studio focused on music and travel live-action 360-degree video content.
SubVRsive -- Emmy-nominated company working in 360-degree video and VR experiences for companies including Lionsgate Entertainment, Showtime Networks and Procter & Gamble.
Got others we missed in Austin? Post a comment below or email me with the information and I'll add to this post.
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