Immersive Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality & 360° Storytelling

VR filM: Life on the Edge, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR)

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Life on the Edge (Field Station and Estuary) – VR Film
Filmed and Edited by Shravan Regret Iyer.


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This is the final post for the visual series "This is America". Thank you very much for being part of this journey! 360° video: An Estuarine Reserve in New Jersey (dedicated to avid naturalist Jacques Cousteau) which is among 29 Estuarine Reserves in the USA. It is also among the most pristine estuaries in the densely populated northeastern United States. So far, scientists have documented about 275 species of macroinvertebrates, 91 species of fish, and 350 species of algae living in and around the Mullica River and its tributaries. You can view "This is America" entire visual series here: https://shravanregretiyer.com/category/this-is-america/ We will continue to explore "This is America – Series 2" in 2021 — where we will explore underground network of caves, fossils, enchanting little creatures and extraordinary wildlife, American culture and Mega cities like New York City and more. Stay tuned! Please join me @shravanregretiyer and explore ‘One Earth’, a new visual series – 2020 Follow @shravanregretiyer3lenses and @regretiyerproductions for more stories from the natural world. #3lenses #estuary #wildlife #nature #naturelovers #naturephotography #biodiversity #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeaddicts #360video #animals #conservation #instagood #earth #photooftheday #picoftheday #film #360 #natureart #story #life #travel #travelphotography #traveling #adventure #world #adventure #animallovers #human #naturalworld

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Research

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Assessing Virtual Reality Media Productions: Findings from a Qualitative Analysis of Immersive Experiences in Climate Change as Offered via Oculus TV

How to cite this paper: Iyer, S. R. (2022). Assessing virtual reality media productions: Findings from a qualitative analysis of immersive experiences in climate change as offered via Oculus TV. Journal Communication Spectrum: Capturing New Perspectives in Communication 12(2), 77-95. DOI: 10.36782/jcs.v12i2.2284


“Russia 2018” vs. “Qatar 2022”: New SC&I Study Examines FIFA World Cup Host Countries’ Use of Virtual Reality to Promote the Games

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Of media and mediums: illusion and the roots of virtual reality in Victorian era science, social change and Spiritualism

How to cite this paper: John V. Pavlik & Shravan Regret Iyer (2022): Of media and mediums: illusion and the roots of virtual reality in Victorian era science, social change and Spiritualism, Atlantic Journal of Communication,
DOI: 10.1080/15456870.2022.2118964


Leveraging virtual reality (VR) for sports public relations and sports journalism: qualitative analyses of VR content productions for ‘Russia 2018’ and ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cups

How to cite this paper: Shravan Regret Iyer, John Pavlik & S. Venus Jin (2022) Leveraging virtual reality (VR) for sports public relations and sports journalism: qualitative analyses of VR content productions for ‘Russia 2018’ and ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cups, Journal of Sport & Tourism, 
DOI: 10.1080/14775085.2022.2097942


Shravan Regret Iyer’s Research Proposal “Experiential Media and Climate Change” Awarded an Honorable Mention by IAMCR and IECA

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Virtual reality and Climate Change: Understanding How the United Nations VR Content Productions Uses Experiential Media in Climate Change Storytelling

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Shravan Regret Iyer Receives 2022 IAMCR New Directions for Climate Communication Research – Honourable Mention Award

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The Virtual Reality of Climate Crisis

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How to cite this paper: Regret Iyer, S. (2022). Virtual Reality and Climate Change: A Qualitative Analysis of VR Media Productions on Oculus TV Using VR Head-Mounted Display. The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Beijing 2022 July 11-15, 2022 Beijing, China (Accepted).


A New Study Explores Use of Virtual Reality in Climate Change Reporting and Storytelling

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How to cite this paper: Regret Iyer, S. (2022). Virtual Reality and Climate Change: A Qualitative Analysis of VR Media Productions on Oculus TV Using VR Head-Mounted Display. The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Beijing 2022 July 11-15, 2022 Beijing, China (Accepted).

Link to IAMCR 2022 conference book of abstract


Virtual Tourism in the Peri-and-Post COVID-19 Era: Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of “Qatar 2022”

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How to cite this paper: Regret Iyer, S., Pavlik, J. V., & Jin, V. (2022). Virtual Tourism in the Peri-and-Post COVID-19 Era: Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of “Qatar 2022”. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 10, 81-102. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajc.2022.102007


Experiential Media and Social Change: A Qualitative Analysis of Augmented Reality Filters on Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, and COVID-19 (Vaccination, Social Distancing, And Wear a Mask) Movements

How to cite: Regret Iyer, S. (2022). Experiential Media and Social Change: A Qualitative Analysis of Augmented Reality Filters on Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, and COVID-19 (Vaccination, Social Distancing, and Wear a Mask) Movements. 7th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MEDCOM 2022) May 5-7, 2022 Virtual. ISBN 978-624-5746-17-0

Link to the MEDCOM 2022 conference book of abstract


The Victorian Era’s Obsession with the Occult Explained

Not only did Victorian Spiritism and occult practices develop as a reaction to scientific progress, they were aided by technology, too. Photography, in particular, helped buoy the popularity of the occult. Mediums often doctored photographs to provide evidence of “spirits,” such as ghostly figures or hands intruding into photos (as The Old Operating Theater depicts). Researchers John Pavlik and Shravan Regret Iyer have gone so far as to suggest that the Victorian “mixed-method” approach to photographic manipulation, especially the understanding of visual illusions and stereography (overlapping right-left images to give something a 3D look), prefigured everything from cathode ray tubes to virtual reality (VR) (via Rutgers). 

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Understanding How News Content Utilizes Experiential Media in COVID-19 Storytelling: Findings from a Content Analysis

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How to cite: Regret Iyer, S. (2022). Understanding How News Content Utilizes Experiential Media in COVID-19 Storytelling: Findings from a Content Analysis. 20th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media 9-12, May 2022, Athens, Greece. ISBN: 978-960-598-472-4


Camel Racing and Holographic Selfies: Exploring Qatar’s Use of New Media for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

To explore the effectiveness of Qatar’s use of these innovative tools (collectively coined “Experiential Media” by SC&I Professor John V. Pavlik), in their storytelling and brand building, Ph.D. student Shravan Regret IyerPavlik, and Professor Venus Jin of Northwestern University in Qatar have conducted new research that suggests Qatar could more effectively use EM to reach their goals.

Full Story on https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/camel-racing-and-holographic-selfies-exploring-qatars-use-new-media-2022-fifa-world-cup

How to cite: Iyer, S. R., Pavlik, J. V., Jin, V., Bergida, G., Striker, S., & Gengler., J. (2021). Understanding How Experiential Media are Utilized in the Making of ‘Qatar 2022’. 6th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality 14-15 December 2021, Orlando, Florida.


Could Your Avatar Shake Hands? Attending an Academic Conference in the Metaverse

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Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of ‘Russia 2018’ and the Upcoming ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cup

How to cite: Regret Iyer, S., Pavlik, J. V., Jin, V., Bergida, G., Striker, S., & Gengler., J. (2021). Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of ‘Russia 2018’ and the Upcoming ‘Qatar 2022’ FIFA World Cup. 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia) 9-12 November 2021, Kyoto, Japan. ISSN: 2433-7544. (Online) ISSN: 2433-7587 (Print). https://iafor.org/archives/conference-programmes/mediasia/mediasia-programme-2021.pdf


VR a blast from the past?

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From Séances to Stereography: The Victorian Era Roots of Modern Virtual Reality

Pavlik and Iyer presented their findings in the paper “Of Media and Mediums: Illusion and the Roots of Virtual Reality in Victorian Era Science, Social Change and Spiritualism,” at the 2021 New York State Communication Association Conference.

Full story on https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/seances-stereography-victorian-era-roots-modern-virtual-reality

How to cite: Pavlik, J. V., & Regret Iyer, S. (2021). Of Media and Mediums: Illusion and the Roots of Virtual Reality in Victorian-era Science, Social Change and Spiritualism. New York State Communication Association 79th Annual Conference 15-17 October 2021, New York.


SUPERCONNECTED: THE INTERNET, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND TECHNO-SOCIAL LIFE, THIRD EDITION PUBLISHED BY SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 2020


https://superconnectedblog.com/lecture-slides/

Superconnected: The Internet, Digital Media, and Techno-Social Life, Second Edition published by SAGE Publications, 2018

https://superconnectedblog.com/lecture-slides/

https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Wiley_Blackwell_Companion_to_Sociolo/PpO0DwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=shravan%20regret%20iyer

Shravan Regret Iyer Awarded Scholarship to Attend Earth Optimism Summit

https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/shravan-regret-iyer-awarded-scholarship-attend-earth-optimism-summit


SC&I Team Collaborates with Rutgers Marine Scientists to bring the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve Alive

https://comminfo.rutgers.edu/news/sci-team-collaborates-rutgers-marine-scientists-bring-jacques-cousteau-national-estuarine-research-reserve-alive


study of Soliga folk songs and their scope for wildlife conservation in B.R.Hills and M.M.Hills, Karnataka, 2015

https://cumamcs.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/folk-media-for-an-effective-communication/