City sets its sights on creating VR super-hub
The country’s first city-funded virtual reality lab will open at the Brooklyn Navy Yard next year. Called RLab, it will fill 16,500 s/f of Building 22 with co-working labs, classrooms, studios and offices for research, talent development and startup support as part of an accelerator program for creating solutions using virtual and augmented reality. NYU Tandon School of Engineering will run RLab with input from New York City universities including Columbia, CUNY and The New School and is expected to create 750 jobs. “... Here in New York, it also promises to open very real doors to opportunities in a vital new sector that will impact fields as diverse as design and architecture, education, entertainment and medicine,” added Jelena Kovačević, Dean of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.