I risk dating myself with a shout out to The Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin's 1985 hit single: "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves" – by bringing creativity, insight and emotional intelligence to virtual reality, in a dude-dominated domain, VR pioneers such as Brenda Laurel, Jessica Brillhart and Maureen Fan have broken new ground while setting examples for men and women alike.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of consulting on a VR project set in China's Mogao Caves - a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Buddhist grottoes in Dunhuang that were first dug out and decorated in the fourth century, as hubs of meditation, education and culture. The Cave, directed by Qi Zhao with art direction by Wen Feng, was recently nominated in the Immersive Non-fiction category of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam's DocLab competition.
Following up on my previous piece on "Hallmarks of Future Sensory Entertainment", and in preparation for my participation in the 2017 Busan International Film Festival's VR Forum, here are ten observations on immersive storytelling in the context of future sensory entertainment... Kevin is the author of AWN's Reality Bites blog, his musings on the art, technology and business of immersive media: AR, VR and MR. You can find Kevin's website at www.kevingeiger.com and he can be reached at...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".