Developed by The New York Times, the NYT VRapp for iOS and Android puts users at the center of stories in an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience. From experiencing life through the eyes of a refugee, to climbing the spire of the World Trade Center with a professional mountaineer, or setting foot on the alien world of Pluto, the app brings users to places they couldn’t normally go. For the most immersive NYT VR experience, users can watch the VR films with Google Cardboard. However, they can also view the VR stories on their smartphones without Google Cardboard. The Times posts new virtual reality films every month or so. Cost: Free
In 2015 The British Museum gave the world access to the Rosetta Stone, along with 4,700 other artifacts in the museum—but that access was only in 2D. Now the museum has published a 3D model of the Rosetta Stone and more than 200 other essential items in the museum’s collections.
ReTrak by Emerge Technologies has created Utopia 360º, a 4D augmented and virtual reality STEM-based education series that consists of three bundles of immersive, multidimensional content: Space Exploration, Animal Zoo, and Dinosaur Experience. Each 4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundle comes with a Utopia 360° VR headset, augmented reality flashcards, and a designated app full of immersive features.
Metaverse – AR Browser by GoMeta makes it easy for anyone to create computer vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality experiences without needing to write complex code. Using Metaverse Studio, teachers can create engaging games and interactive quizzes to digitally enhance their curriculum.