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
CoSpaces turns students from virtual reality (VR) consumers into VR creators. On CoSpaces’s platform, VR becomes a creative tool for student expression—from telling stories and modeling environments to exhibiting work.
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.