Hey Everyone! Instead of showcasing a short film like I usually do, today I'll be talking about a really cool piece of technology that was recently released to the public! Imagine what it would be like if you could create things out of thin air. Well, Microsoft recently released a development edition of the HoloLens! The HoloLens is a new way to create and collaborate with others. It's kind of like the Google Glass. It's made up of transparent lenses and doesn't have any wires attached. You wear it like glasses, and at the sound of your command, or gesture, it can create holographs that show up in the real world environment, where ever you are. It mixes the holograms with the environment around you! You can pull something up, and walk around it, get different angles and perspectives. I cannot tell you how cool this is. If you're using the HoloLens and you're in a Skype call, the other person can see the environment you're seeing, and they can draw instructions that will show up on the holograms. If you want to design something, the HoloLens is a good tool to use. You can create holograms as 3D life objects, and use the holograms to visualize what it would look like, physically. They even have an option in 'HoloStudio' to turn your holograms into real life physical objects with a 3D printer! So instead of designing something on a 2D monitor screen, where you are limited, with the HoloLens, you can pull it up as a hologram to scale. Here, you can walk around it and adjust things with the gesture of your hand. If you're into video games, you can now play Minecraft virtually! I think it's so cool how they managed to take programs that would usually be done on a screen, and make it able to be used as a hologram! Currently, Microsoft has released the Development Version of the HoloLens, selling to chosen developers at $3,000. I'm quite interested to see the final product! It seems like such an interesting and innovative tool to use, and helpful if you're a designer or researcher, or doing business. If you'd like to know more, you can visit Microsoft's HoloLens website by clicking here. Below is embedded the trailer for the Microsoft HoloLens. I think they did a great job selling the product, and just making people want it! I think it was a good idea to start the trailer off in grey, and then show the world around it once the person used the HoloLens. It was everything that I thought a good commercial should have. It got the product across, and what it could do, and why you should buy it. I highly suggest you watch it! Well, that is it for this week's reflective response! Thanks for reading! Bye!
Hi! I'm Alaysia Navor, a third year student in the CKTV Media Productions class. I'll be publishing 2 blogs each week, posted to the left. You can also check out the tabs, "Inside Scoop" and "Projects" for some of my other work.
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