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6 apps to swap and share photos from any event

No matter how much you spend on professional event photography, you know your guests are going to record the whole day with their cell phone cameras anyway. Several apps offer solutions for collecting all this coverage into a crowdsourced photo album. We found some options for all mobile platforms so you can access all the smartphone snapshots captured at the next festival, party or wedding you attend.

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More information: http://connect.dpreview.com/post/8733720753/5-apps-event-photos

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Treasure hunt guided by Onyx Beacons, at SummerWell Festival 2015

Tens of thousands of young people will participate this weekend in a new edition of the music festival SummerWell, an event that hosts live performances of cool & trendy artists and bands of the moment, in an exceptional natural environment, a wooded park of 25 hectares located near the Romanian capital, Bucharest.

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More information: http://www.onyxbeacon.com/treasure-hunt-guided-by-onyx-beacons-at-summerwell-festival-2015/

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IBEACONS AND YOUR EVENT: SIX WAYS TO INCREASE ATTENDEE ENGAGEMENT AND ENJOYMENT

Almost a decade ago, conference life changed drastically with Twitter and hashtags. By following an event’s Twitter account attendees received real-time information on panels, sessions and fostered anonymous dialogue with other attendees. Think of iBeacon as a far more sophisticated way for attendees to interact with one another while staying connected to the event.

iBeacons receive notifications via Bluetooth LE technology. The devices also transmit information. If an attendee walking by a booth or activity has their iBeacon app activated, they will pick up outgoing signals from vendors and event sites. This information can be anything from marketing materials to social invites to schedule changes.

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More information: http://www.simpli-fi.co.uk/service-highlights/ibeacons-and-your-event-six-ways-to-increase-attendee-engagement-and-enjoyment/

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Camera drones banned from ski events after near accident

VIENNA – The international ski federation is banning camera drones from its World Cup races after one of the flying objects crashed and nearly hit Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom in Italy.

FIS will prohibit drones “as long as I am responsible … because they are a bad thing for safety,” men’s race director Markus Waldner told The Associated Press on Wednesday, a day after the night race in Madonna di Campiglio.

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More information: http://www.tsn.ca/camera-drones-banned-from-ski-events-after-near-accident-1.413415

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How to Create Viral Contagion for 3D Projection Events

3D Projection Mapping is one of the most artistically compelling, and potentially cost-effective, ways to express a brand idea while anchoring a major brand event. Combining visual disruption with grand scale and inherent earned-media sensitivity, it is quickly becoming the main event. The key driver of this trend is viral contagion.

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More information: http://pearlmedia.com/news/how-to-create-viral-contagion-for-3d-projection-events/

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3D Projection Mapping creates the wow factor at business awards event

Event Organiser, Lesley Hampson of ncj media “You’ve done a fantastic job of taking our initial woolly ideas and putting together a completely fresh new look which looked great. You’re a pleasure to work with. The projection mapping was simply outstanding and blew our socks off. I must have seen the opening projection mapping sequence 5 or 6 times by the end of the night and each time I had goosebumps! All the guys at R&B play a very important role and work so hard in pulling everything together!”

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More information: http://rbgroup.co.uk/index.php/case-studies/3d-projection-mapping-creates-wow-factor-business-awards-event/

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Vision 2016 Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit

Virtual and Augmented Reality are already capturing the imaginations of millions around the world. If you are passionate about creating games, films, ads, art, journalism and more with these cutting-edge technologies, then join us at the Vision 2016 Virtual and Augmented Reality Summit.

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More information: http://visionsummit2016.com/

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Using Augmented Reality in your Event Strategy

We are in a time where technology is becoming ever more powerful and important in the way we manage our events and spaces. Events have become experiential and interactive with audiences becoming participants from the moment they walk into the space. A key contributor for this is the rapid growth of the use of Augmented Reality in event, exhibit and retail spaces.

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More information: http://www.ignitiondg.com/use-augmented-reality-event-strategy/

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IEEE Virtual Reality 2016

IEEE Virtual Reality 2016 is the premier international conference and exhibition on virtual reality. At VR 2016, you will find the brightest minds, innovative research, leading companies, and stimulating discussions on virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D user interfaces.

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More information: http://ieeevr.org/2016/

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HOW TO MAKE A SMARTPHONE-POWERED HOLOGRAM

Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of an object hovering in space,” says Alex Cronin, a physicist at the University of Arizona.

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More information: http://www.popsci.com/how-to-make-smartphone-hologram

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When should you use text messaging as part of an audience response system?

Audience response systems are one of many vital components to town hall meetings and corporate events, especially today. In fact, it is commonly believed that this is the absolute best way to increase engagement and get feedback from your audience. ARS systems are one type of wireless equipment that can be used to collect feedback, such as on web polls. These systems can also be used for a variety of other real-time response data collection such as; dial-testing, perception analysis, an audience response meter and more.

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More information: http://www.mosio.com/mobileanswers/tag/audience-response-system/

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The Evolution of Audience Response Systems

Audience response systems (ARS) have been around for a long time, but were often out of reach for many event planners. It often involved renting devices that would allow attendees to ask questions, respond to polls and fill out evaluations via those devices. Today, options are available that eliminate the need for special devices.

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– See more at: http://techcorner.tsnn.com/content/evolution-audience-response-systems-0#sthash.l6EA1SnG.dpuf

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Tips on how to use your tour guide system

A tour guide system is a portable wireless communication system that allows a person to speak to a group of people. A system consists of a transmitter with a microphone for the presenter, receivers with headphones for the audience, and (often) a charger storage case.

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More information: http://www.tourtalksystem.com/news-article.html?id=15

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Are iBeacons set to revolutionise events?

There’s no doubt that Apple is one of the most innovative companies today, with its every product and technology scrutinised all over the world. One of the company’s latest gadgets, in fact, could be set to shake up the event management game.

Apple’s iBeacon technology was released at the very end of 2013, with attention, awareness and use around it picking up over this year. While most focus so far has been placed on its retail and shopping applications, it holds immense potential for event organisers as well.

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More information: http://www.cievents.com/ibeacons-set-revolutionise-events/

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How Beacons can Transform Event Management and Trade Shows

Beacons have captivated the attention of tech media world over. With the recent deployment of these low-cost devices by retailers such as Macy’s, Apple Stores and sports venues such as Major League Baseball stadium, Oracle Arena etc., beacon technology has stimulated the appetite of event marketers too.

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More information: http://blog.beaconstac.com/2014/08/how-beacons-can-transform-event-management-and-trade-shows/

 

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The Mobile Event Possibilities of iBeacons and Beacons

It seems like everyone is talking about iBeacon these days. Since this technology first became available, we have been testing and experimenting with it here at QuickMobile. It’s a very exciting technology built around Bluetooth, which has been around since the 90’s (in fact, location-based services and location aware products aren’t new. Just look at GPS and WiFi Access Points geolocation services from Google a few years ago). So what is it exactly that makes iBeacon so buzz-worthy? And more importantly, what relevance does it have to meeting professionals?

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More information: http://www.quickmobile.com/news-ideas-and-trends/event-technology/mobile-event-possibilities-ibeacons-beacons

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DJI Announces A New, Easy-To-Use Camera Drone

DJI has just announced a new camera drone, the Phantom 3 Standard, an oddly-named quadcopter that features a built-in HD video camera, 25 minutes of flight time on one charge, and a special follow mode that lets your drone become a flying stalker cam.

The 12-megapixel camera takes 2.7K HD video and includes a gimbal that will keep things steady. You can stream the video to a phone as you fly and record it with a flick of a switch. It also includes GPS and Wi-Fi.

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More information: http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/05/dji-announces-an-new-easy-to-use-camera-drone-the-dji-3-standard/

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Using Drones in Wedding Photography and Videos

An inevitable user group for aerial imaging is the wedding photographers and videographers. Let’s face it—RC multi-rotor aircraft were pretty much made to carry a camera. With GPS flight control systems, they can stand and hover in a fixed position on their own, and they are highly maneuverable. Of course, since wedding shooters are typically involved in what is considered commercial work, the legality of using UVAs remains somewhat murky in the US. However, things are rapidly shifting in the small-time UAV operator’s favor.

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More information: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/video/tips-and-solutions/camera-sky-using-drones-wedding-photography-and-videos

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Tattoos Transform into Moving Images with Ink Mapping

Have you ever imagined what an animated tattoo would look like? What if the black ink carved into your skin could suddenly materialize into a moving image? Well, say hello toInk Mapping, Video Mapping on Tattoos. Portuguese video-mapping twins Oskar & Gaspar, known for projection mapping on the human face, brought the tattoos of artistsEduardo Cavellucci and Igor Gama to life in the first ever live tattoo video mapping event in Lisbon this year.

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More information: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/tattoos-transform-into-moving-images-with-ink-mapping

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Learning Virtual Reality, A Fantastic Resource For Beginner VR Developers

Learning to develop for virtual reality can be a daunting task. There are so many new things for a developer to consider that it makes the learning curve quite steep. Tony Parisi, one of VR’s preeminent experts, is looking to solve that with his most recent book, Learning Virtual Reality. 

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More information: http://uploadvr.com/learning-virtual-reality-a-fantastic-resource-for-beginner-vr-developers/

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Festival of the Arts 2015 launches smartphone app for 46th event

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Festival of the Arts for 45 years has offered art to see, food to taste and continuous, live entertainment in the streets of Grand Rapids every summer.

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More information: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2015/05/festival_of_the_arts_2015_laun.html

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Drones can be awful at sporting events. But they could also be awesome.

The website Deadspin has a rubric called “Idiot on the Field,” under which it chronicles the antics of those cheerful inebriates who like to disrupt sporting events by unexpectedly running onto the field of play. If this past weekend is any indication, Deadspin might soon have to inaugurate a rubric called “Idiot Above the Field,” to track the increasingly common sight of people creating chaos by flying unmanned aerial systems—better known as drones—into sports stadiums.

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More information: http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2015/09/drones_in_sports_they_can_help_coaches_and_athletes_but_also_create_major.html

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How projection mapping can add an extra dimension to your events

We humans have been fascinated with creating art that fools our eyes and transports us physically since the beginning of civilisation. From perspective tricks in murals to the fake windows on blank building walls of the trompe l’oeiltradition, we delight in deceiving our senses. Now, in the 21st century, 2D and 3D projection mapping are the latest tools of this grand tradition, and are available to you to transform your events in ways that are only limited by your imagination.

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More information: http://www.stagingconnections.com/events/How-projection-mapping-can-add-an-extra-dimension-to-your-events

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What 3D Projection Mapping Can Do For Your Event

One of the most amazing technologies to hit the world of events and entertainment the last few years is that of 3D projection mapping. In short, this technology can take anything and turn it into a surface for video. What makes 3D projection unique is that those backgrounds are not your classic movie screens, but can be irregularly shaped objects like buildings or even bridges.

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More information: http://www.eventrebels.com/3d-projection-mapping-event/

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IRISH & SCOTTISH TEAMS AWARDED WINNERS OF THE FIRST DAQRI INTERNATIONAL SMART HELMET HACKATHON

At DAQRI, we believe that augmented reality is going to reach scale for the first time in history in the industrial market, and that the developer community is one of the most critical constituencies in how we get there. Augmented reality in the workplace, implemented correctly, should give both individual contributors and managers real-time information about tasks, priorities, and field-specific knowledge in an intuitive and interactive way. Pair that power with wearables and you have the logic that led DAQRI to create our ecosystem of augmented reality hardware and software.

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More information: http://blog.daqri.com/irish-scottish-teams-awarded-winners-of-the-first-daqri-international-smart-helmet-hackathon

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Need to cure stage fright? Try Speech Center in VR

I get a bit nervous before speaking in front of a large group of people, but once I’m up there everything is usually fine. So it was an odd feeling in the Speech Center experience on Gear VR to find myself up on stage and feeling so uneasy in front of an audience that I looked around behind me, worried someone might come up and scare me. After all, the fires of hell seemed to be flickering behind audience members with red glowing eyes staring menacingly at me.

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More information: http://uploadvr.com/gear-vr-app-aims-cure-stage-fright/

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Black holes store information as holograms at the event horizon

Nothing can escape a black hole, not even light, any scientists schooled in modern physics will tell you. Eminent British physicists, Stephen Hawking, suggests however that information is still retained at the boundary of black holes, known as the event horizon.

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More information: http://www.zmescience.com/science/physics/black-holes-store-information-0023534/

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Holograms are the Future, and VNTANA is Taking us There

Coachella 2012 might not, but absolutely should, go down in tech history as one of the most groundbreaking concert experiences. As I’m sure you’re already aware, that was the year that Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed alongside the hologram of the late Tupac Shakur.

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More information: http://tech.co/vntana-hologram-tech-2015-06