VR

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Inside Hurricane Maria, a 3-D perspective

This 3-D view inside Hurricane Maria, from NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, lets you see the data and the lead-up to the storm in a neat 360-degree view. Be sure to watch it on your phone or with a VR thingy for full effect. Disregard the questionable color scale. Tags: 3-d, hurricane, NASA, VR

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Catching a real ball in virtual reality

Man wears virtual reality headset. Another man throws a ball to headset-wearing man. Headset-wearing man catches actual ball displayed in virtual reality. There’s something magical about the quick data processing going on here. Tags: Disney, physical, VR

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Embedding.js: Data-driven environments for virtual reality

Embedding.js is a work-in-progress JavaScript library by Beau Cronin that makes it more straightforward to create data-driven environments. Think virtual reality and rotating areas in the browser. From Cronin: [I]t’s not just about 3D — we’ve used various depth cues in windowed visualization settings for some time, and in some cases these techniques have been put to good use. But something altogether different happens when we inhabit an environment, and in particular...

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Ride on the VR time series roller coaster

Speaking of virtual reality visualization, this Nasdaq roller coaster by Roger Kenny and Ana Asnes Becker for the Wall Street Journal is quite the ride. The underlying data is just the index’s price/earnings ratio over time, but you get to experience the climbs and dips as if you were to ride on top of the time series track. Weeeeeee, bubble burst. Tags: time series, VR, Wall Street Journal

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Virtual reality map to show Google Trends

More of an experiment, this VR map, by the Google Trends Lab in collaboration with Pitch Interactive, shows what people asked about Brexit leading up to the vote. It’s basic data-wise, but you can see potential for more details and get a feel for how virtual reality data visualization might work. And besides, I’ll accept any excuse these days to bust out the Google Cardboard. Even if it’s basic visually,...

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