Working with Microsoft’s HoloLens team in 2016, Jack specified the biological and behavioral details of a holographic Tyrannosaurs rex and a Triceratops— every detail was developed according to Jack’s latest theories on how dinosaurs really looked and moved, resulting in two amazing holograms that are remarkably different than any dinosaurs ever seen before. See these HoloLens dinosaurs in action and an informal interview with Jack on creating this vision with Microsoft:
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Jack Horner’s creative and scientific input on all three of the Jurassic Park films, followed by Jurassic World in 2015, has been instrumental in showing how real science can influence decisions about how dinosaurs are represented in popular film. Jack continues this partnership with Universal Studios as the scientific advisor for the Jurassic World Sequel slated for release in the summer of 2018. Discover this great interview with Jack on the Jurassic World website.
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The Closest You'll Ever Be to Living Dinosaurs…
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Guests can get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.
Here is Imagine’s description of the experience:
Immersive design places you in the most iconic scenes from the compelling Jurassic movie franchise complete with the world’s most sophisticated animatronic dinosaurs. Created in conjunction with Paleontologist Jack Horner, Universal Studios, and The Creature Technology Company, this is the closest you will ever get to living dinosaurs.
Imagine Exhibitions launched the tour of Jurassic World: The Exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, Australia, September 17, 2016 – this great show can now be seen at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia until April 23, 2017, followed by The Field Museum in Chicago, opening on May 26th and running into January of 2018.
Jack continues to consult with Imagine as the Jurassic World: The Exhibition tours through North America.
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HSG owns these two wonderful creatures and their technological assets. We are hoping to bring them along into experiences with developers and partners.
In partnership with NextGen Interactions and Merge, we will soon release our app, together with the Merge Cube, the “world’s first interactive holographic toy you can hold in your hand.” Compatible with both IOS and Android, our app can be used on your phone with the Merge Cube for an amazing, augmented reality experience, or with Merge VR/AR Goggles for the thrill of virtual reality.
To develop the app, Horner Science Group worked closely with NextGen Interactions, which specializes in virtual reality—consulting, design, and implementation.
The app will let users become Dino Digger adventurers, guided, of course, by Jack Horner. With virtual travel possibilities to different regions of the world to hunt for dinosaurs, our app will be not only loads of fun but a rich learning experience by letting users dig for dinosaurs, just as real scientists do.
We're virtual and augmented reality specialists that push the boundaries of imagination, merging the physical and digital worlds to build toys, games, and universes that are fun, accessible and appropriate for everyone, ages 10+.
Merge VR will feature all Merge Cube apps, including ours, in its curated library of virtual and augmented reality experiences, the Merge Miniverse (www.Miniverse.io)