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  3. Sketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016

Sketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016

  • 16:00 - 21 February, 2016
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Sketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016
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Sketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016, Image adapted from screenshot of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane model by Matthew Brennan. Image via Sketchfab
Image adapted from screenshot of San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane model by Matthew Brennan. Image via Sketchfab

One of many companies currently supporting the growing demand for Virtual Reality (VR), Sketchfab, known for being a “Youtube for 3D Models”, has added features to their website, allowing users to exhibit their work in VR. In this recent post, company CEO and co-founder Alban discusses the likelihood of a Virtual Reality renaissance in 2016. Comparing the platform to its predecessors in digital media, audio and video, he notes that the final steps for any new form of media are: easy to use, working technology; affordable interfaces; and user generated content, prefacing that 2016 may be the year that VR reaches this final step.

Alban also discusses the often over-looked significance of VR. Though perceived by many as a new form of entertainment at best, and a replacement for real human interaction at worst, VR breaks the barriers for many practices – including architecture – to work on previously abstract, theoretical problems, in more tactile ways. Read the full article here.

Cite: Eric Oh. "Sketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016" 21 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782422/sketchfab-ceo-discusses-the-impending-revolution-of-vr-in-2016/> ISSN 0719-8884