Paris at the forefront of virtual
Virtual reality invites itself in different Parisian places. Reservation required: this is the trendy release of this beginning of the year!
Augmented reality (AR) projects virtual elements in 2D or 3D in the real world through a device. Most often it is a touch tablet.
Virtual Reality (VR) transports the viewer equipped with a headset on the eyes and another on the ears in a virtual world filmed in 360 degrees. The user can look around, move around and interact with the objects and characters encountered.
Introduction and VR course to the Geode. VINCENT BOISOT / Le Figaro
VR for dummies. To learn VR (Virtual reality), it is to the Geode that you must go. The interactivity is progressive, the trainers are caring and the contents are benevolent. The one-hour course (€9) per group of nine people allows you to splash around alongside a humpback whale, think of yourself as a star dancer, fly over a Paris invaded by nature or explore Antarctica alongside Luc Jacquet, director of The Emperor’s March .
At the heart of the film. As of Wednesday, January 11, Diversion, a new 100 % VR cinema brand created by entrepreneur Camille Lopato, is set up behind the floor-to-ceiling windows of the Forum des images. At a rate of six sessions (€9) one Wednesday per month, twenty – five spectators will fly over the green wall of Africa, fight under the Spanish Inquisition with the heroes of Assassin’s Creed and witness the eruption of a volcano as close as possible.
Sensations guaranteed. With its virtual reality headsets and other state-of-the-art equipment, the new space of the MK2 Bibliothèque offers a total immersion through a dozen adventures. In addition to the unmissable Birdly, an installation that responds to the dream of flying like a bird, visitors explore Babylon in a canoe thanks to a rower or find themselves teleported in an arcade game to fight drones. The most daring will have to fight the feeling of vertigo by walking on a beam 300 meters from the ground and may well end up at the bottom of the ocean facing a terrifying shark…
MK2 VR (162, av. de France, XIII). 12 € / 20 minutes and 20 €/40 minutes of access to the room. Open from the sea. at sun. Schedules on www.mk2vr.com
Have a “VR coffee”. After six editions in 2016, the Last Bar before the End of the World nestled near the Châtelet, intended for geek culture, once again hosts this event every two months. In a spirit of conviviality, the objective is to experience virtual reality (“360 Video”, applications, video games…) around a drink.
“Cafe VR” in the basement of the Last Bar before the End of the World. Next date: January 24 from 7 pm to 10: 30 pm. Then on the third Tuesday of March, May, July, September and November. Registration recommended. www.dernierbar.com
Teleport. A start-up has created a kiosk equipped with binoculars to travel in time (past and future) and space. The very first, installed opposite the Place de la Bastille (at the corner of the bd Richard-Lenoir), allows you to teleport, at the end of the Middle Ages in 1416 or the morning of the capture of the Bastille in 1789. Too bad, however, that the experience lasts only a few tens of seconds, and that the content is almost blurred. Fortunately, this installation is a prototype: Timescope promises a better resolution on its next terminals.
And also: a kiosk is accessible for self-service in the “Instant Paris” area of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport to allow travelers in transit to visit different (current) places of the capital … in the blink of an eye!
Virtual reality: the agenda of the future in Paris
Connected Parisian museums
360° films that make your head turn