St. Louis Park Business Council
We hosted the St. Louis Park Business Council meeting on December 6. About 20 local business leader attended and demo’d virtual reality. We are proud to be part of this chapter of the Chamber of Commerce and look forward to continued collaboration with local businesses.
Best of MN
We were fortunate to be chosen as one of the “Best of MN” presenters last week, where we demo’d VR to about 50 people from around the state. Beat Saber was on the menu and, as usual, everyone was incredibly impressed. We opened some eyes to the possibility of VR and even made some interesting connections in law enforcement and education that could lead to long-term partnerships for REM5.
Schools are excited about VR
We've had a busy few weeks showing educators virtual reality at REM5. Charter school AGAMIM visited on Thursday, December 6 with 15 teachers demoing VR. Beacon Academy teachers were here Thursday, December 13 with 18 teachers and staff experiencing VR. They’re very excited about bringing the ENTIRE SCHOOL to REM5.
Benilde teachers continue to be early adoptors with math teachers exploring Calcflow, Google Blocks, and Make VR Pro for teaching calculus and geometry (Blocks and Make VR). This was a continuation of demos we did with Benilde in November, so this relationship is maturing as teachers learn more about VR.
Continuing the education track, representatives from Macalister and Hill Murray also stopped in to REM5 to discuss how they’re using VR and how we may be able to expand their capabilities. Schools are
VR in Architecture
We recently had the pleasure of assisting our architecture firm on a pitch for a new project. We used Iris Prospect to show a project they designed and proposed using VR as a tool in the design phase of the project. Instead of having meeting at their offices, where they would pass around 2D drawings and images, REM5 could host design reviews and the architects could pull up different design options in the virtual space to give customer employees more context in their design options. Architecture is one area where VR has a lot of potential to both save money and improve results.