Until now, sports games were simply cancelled if no live audience could be there. Without the shouting, cheering, chanting, and hype generated by an audience, games can feel empty & emotionless. Due to the pandemic, massive sports franchises like the NBA have had to innovate new ways to maintain audience engagement and simulate traditional playing…

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This week, students in the A. Richard Newton Lecture Series had the opportunity to hear a fireside chat with John Hanke—a Cal grad and CEO of Niantic, which produced the wildly popular app Pokémon Go—moderated by Dr. Bjoern Hartmann, EECS professor and director of the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley. The two…

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If you are reading this on a laptop then we are not in the future yet. How nice would it be to have a nice view of anything from anywhere? Well, that is what virtual reality is aiming for! If you don’t know what VR is, then we are certainly not in the future yet.…

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