Virtual reality

3D-scanning technology will enable cities to exist in "both a virtual and a physical form"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: the advancement and proliferation of 3D-scanning technology means we will soon be able to explore a life-size digital replica of the real world, claims ScanLAB co-founder William Trossell. Read more »

Drawing in 3D will soon be as "intuitive as sketching with paper"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architects will soon be able to walk around inside 3D sketches of their projects and edit their designs as they go, according to the team behind the revolutionary Gravity Sketch 3D drawing pad. Read more »

Virtual and augmented reality technology will converge in digital "contact lens"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: augmented and virtual reality visualisation technologies will soon be combined in one device, says Andy Millns of 3D production company Inition in the final part of our interview. Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12. Read more »

Advances in virtual reality will "blur the line between what's virtual and what's real"

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in our first movie looking at the interface between design and technology, Andy Millns of 3D production company Inition claims virtual reality will soon become almost indistinguishable from the real world.  Read more »

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"Immersive virtual world" by Gareth Pugh and Inition installed at Selfridges

Visitors to London department store Selfridges can take a virtual reality tour created by technology company Inition inside a helmet by fashion designer Gareth Pugh (+ slideshow). Read more »

Virtual reality headset by BeAnotherLab lets users try swapping gender

Interdisciplinary art collective BeAnotherLab has developed a virtual reality headset that allows users to experience what it would be like to live in the skin of someone from the opposite sex. Read more »

Tycoon demos gesture-controlled software for designing 3D-printed rocket parts

News: billionaire technology tycoon Elon Musk has unveiled his vision for the future of design, with modelling software controlled by hand gestures linked to 3D printers. Read more »

The Golden Age: Somewhere by Paul Nicholls

In this movie by Paul Nicholls of architectural animation studio Factory Fifteen, the world is conceptualised as a series of virtual interfaces, where people visit places and meet each other without leaving the room. Going to a party? You'll need the IP address. Want to go to the park? Just download a template and build it.

Called Somewhere, the film is the follow-up to Nicholls' award-winning movie The Simulation. You can see all the movies we've featured by Factory Fifteen here. Read more »