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Viacom Next + NYC Media Lab Present New VR Projects

ViacomNEXT-1140x642Viacom NEXT & NYC Media Lab are back yet again for their 2nd annual Viacom VR Fellowship program and so are new experimental experiences from some of the brightest students of the technology today. This year the summer program focused on blending music with virtual reality as the six graduates and undergraduates picked from universities in the NYC Media Lab consortium created experiences centered around a particular music track.

The finalists began developing their projects in June and this past Wednesday I had the chance to attend their official presentations at the Viacom HQ in New York City. Over a glass of white wine I listened to each of the student developers elaborate on their visions and delve deeper into their unique perspectives on VR and music. Finally, we entered the demo room where we were given the chance to try each project for ourselves. Here are some first impressions of the musical experiences:

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