Virtual reality (VR)
With curiosity and technology, these artists explore the “spirit of being”
What does it mean to be alive in an era where technology, media, economic disparity, diversity, global health, and the climate crisis are part of our everyday lives and conversations? Meet six pioneering artists who are using technology to explore these themes in Spirit of Being, a virtual and in-person immersive art experience hosted by The Microsoft Garage in partnership with cultural agency Hatchers.
Critical Distance connects audiences with nature—and each other
A new augmented reality (AR) experience—an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History this fall—brings a marine ecosystem to life, allowing audiences to connect with orcas in an entirely new way.
What is the future of storytelling?
The most compelling creative work stems from unlikely pairings. Meet a new community that is forging the future of storytelling.
Muse’s new album comes to life in virtual reality
The rock band Muse is using VR-based games to bring tracks from their new album 'Simulation Theory' to life on their latest tour, immersing fans in their pre-show Enhanced Experience.
What’s in a laugh?
Laugh Battle, at the new National Comedy Center, uses artificial intelligence to detect when your opponent laughs. We invited some of our favorite comics to test it out.
Artist Mel Chin shows us a world where climate change has gone unchecked
Conceptual artist and activist Mel Chin collaborated with Microsoft to create a site-specific mixed reality experience in NYC's Times Square.
Envisioning the future of sustainable cities
To celebrate Earth Day, virtual reality artists around the world were asked to create their vision for a sustainable city of the future using the Samsung HMD Odyssey on Windows Mixed Reality.
Future of StoryTelling: Reinventing the way stories are told
Mixed reality took center stage at the Future of StoryTelling Summit and Festival celebrating creativity, collaboration, and immersive storytelling.