Datavized Launches Closed Beta Program and “There’s Something in the Air” –  A Virtual Reality Air Pollution Visualization, at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data for Development Festival in Bristol, UK

Datavized Launches Closed Beta Program and “There’s Something in the Air” – A Virtual Reality Air Pollution Visualization, at the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data for Development Festival in Bristol, UK

News Release For Immediate Release  Request Access to Datavized Beta: http://datavized.com UNEP Demo: https://demo.datavized.com/somethingintheair Bristol, UK March 21, 2018 – Launching March 21 online and in virtual reality, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Datavized Technologies, Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) and The Public VR Lab are pleased to announce the public launch of “There’s Something in the Air” a VR data visualization experience exploring air pollution and global data over time around the globe. The public launch coincides with the official launch of Datavized’s closed beta platform at the Data for Development Festival, the inaugural gathering of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data in Bristol, March 21-23 and will be on view in the VR Data Play Space along with access to Datavized software tools at both the festival and the Bristol Data Dive on March 23. The visualization, powered by Datavized WebVR software, was originally presented by the Public VR Lab’s team at the third session of the United Nations Environment Assembly “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet” of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) in Nairobi, Kenya on December 4-6, 2017 to 800-1000 UNEA delegates, volunteers, NGOs, students, businesses, activists and world leaders, helping them to experience and understand environmental data stories in a new way. The collaborative project was spearheaded by the UNEP, Datavized Technologies, Brookline Interactive Group, The Public VR Lab and The EcoLearn Project, to demonstrate how VR can create a paradigm shift to a more hands-on, visceral understanding of environmental issues through immersive data storytelling, through the physical sense of presence and increased empathy that VR provides. “There’s Something in the Air”...
Datavized at UN Environment Assembly

Datavized at UN Environment Assembly

We’re excited to participate this week at the United Nations Environment Assembly of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya to demonstrate how our immersive visualization software tools can be used to solve the most pressing environmental issues. “There’s Something in the Air”a VR experience exploring air pollution and global data over time, powered by Datavized launched the Assembly’s “Towards a Pollution-Free Planet” program on December 3rd at the UN Science-Policy-Business Forum on the Environment in the lead-up to the third session of the UN Environment Assembly December 4-6. The project, in partnership with the Public VR Lab,  a Datavized beta partner, will also be showcased in the Assembly’s Sustainable Innovation Expo, December 4-6 from 9am-5pm, a platform presenting innovative technology demonstrating solutions that address the world’s environmental challenges while protecting the ecological boundaries of the planet for future generations.  About the data: Estimates of air pollution based on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) mean annual exposure by country every 5 years from 1990-2010 and yearly between 2010 and 2015. Source: Health Effects Institute – State of Global Air. Values displayed are interpolated estimates of mean annual exposure, measured in micrograms per cubic meter. #BeatPollution #VRforImpact #WebVR #UNEP #UNEA Brookline Interactive Group Public VR Lab #datavized  Photos from PublicVRLab at the UNEA demonstrating how VR can be used to educate and to create empathy towards earth:Pictured Left to Right (clockwise) 1) PublicVRLab team at the UN Environment Assembly Sustainable Innovation Expo 2) Kenyan woman learning about ocean acidification 3) Kathy Bisbee – Co-founder of PublicVR Lab, Susie Kitchens – UK permanent representative to UN in Nairobi, Nir Darom – Lead Creative Designer at PublicVRLab, Cheryl Case...
Datavized at Made in NY Talk Series

Datavized at Made in NY Talk Series

On December 5, 2017 Datavized Co-founder and CEO Hugh McGrory will join NYC Media Lab,  The Knowledge House and A+E Networks on a “Breaking inot the VR/AR Industry” panel, a Made in NY Talk series hosted by NYC Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment presented in partnership with CUNY Lehman College. Photos of the event can be found here, and video will be shared...
Datavized at Play Labs @MIT Accelerator Summer 2017

Datavized at Play Labs @MIT Accelerator Summer 2017

Datavized Selected for First Cohort Play Labs @MIT Datavized is pleased to announce we’ve been accepted into the inaugural cohort of the Play Labs @ MIT accelerator focused on emerging AR/VR/AI technologies. We’ll spend ten weeks on campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts developing our MVP, mentored by faculty, researchers, and advisors hosted at the MIT Game Lab. We’ll on-board partners, and customers into our closed beta program, culminating in a Demo Day on August 15th. Datavized is one of 13 “playful tech startups” selected into the program. Play Labs is run by Bayview Labs, hosted by MIT Game Lab, and partners Seraph Group, MIT’s Virtual Reality, and HTC Vive. PlayLabs @ MIT is part of GAN, the Global Accelerator Network. To learn more, please read about us: Venture Beat, and MIT  News, and please visit PlayLabs.tv for alerts about Demo...