NYC Launches Virtual Reality Center in Brooklyn
The city has launched an effort to become a global leader in developing virtual reality, by funding a lab in Brooklyn that is projected to create more than 500 jobs over the next 10 years. ...The NYU Tandon School of Engineering will oversee RLab operations with other educational institutions including Columbia University, the City University of New York (CUNY), and The New School. … While VR/AR technology is already being used in art, architecture, gaming, and graphic design, experts at the center predict every industry that uses computers will experiment in VR/AR over the next decade. … “Your doctor can use it to speed up their data entry when they’re doing a visit with you. People in financial services can use it to just get a better snapshot of what’s going on,” said Digital Media Professor Luke Dubois with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.