Orpheus to bring suite of “self-care entertainment” games to VRNew publishing venture focused on games with positive impact on player well-beingRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 29th August 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareNew publishing venture Orpheus Self-Care Entertainment wants its audience to use VR games to improve their physical, emotional, and mental states.The company has announced its partnership with three studios to publish games that focus on self-care. Those games are Rave Runner, Microdose VR, and SoundSelf.The first, Rave Runner, comes from Kinemotik Studios in Austin, Texas. The game is a dance title currently being observed at the VR Institute of Health and Exercise in an effort to improve its ability to positively affect players’ physical health before it launches.Vision Agency, along with Metroid Prime concept artist Andrew ‘Android’ Jones, brings art, music, and dance hybrid Microdose VR. Microdose just finished a showing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.Finally, SoundSelf uses the player’s voice and breath to help them clear their mind and engage in self-reflection. SoundSelf development is being lead by Orpheus CEO Robin Arnott.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “Our team believes in harnessing the transformative power of mindfulness and video games, and that practicing self-care can be truly ecstatic and habit-forming, never feeling like work,” said Orpheus co-founder Job J. Stauffer. “The novelty of yesterday’s Wii Fit and Kinect is over, and the power of today’s immersive technology is already changing lives around the world as it has my own. Virtual Reality has allowed us to ignite the flow state in a player by designing games for their sense of presence and focused attention, strengthening their motivation, creativity, and learning. We then ground these ideas in traditional self-care practices such as dance, meditation, and artistic expression, creating an entirely next level genre of truly embodied self-care entertainment.”All three games will be playable at PAX West this weekend.Disclosure: PAX organizer ReedPOP is the parent company of GamesIndustry.biz.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
Job DescriptionThe Virginia Tech School of Education is seeking applications foran open rank, nine-month tenure track/tenured faculty position inreading/literacy beginning August 2021 on the Blacksburg, VA,campus.Responsibilities include conducting an active agenda of research,teaching reading/literacy education courses in both face-to-faceand online environments, and providing service to the School,College, University, and profession. The expected/standard teachingload is two/two courses per academic year. Expertise in K-8reading/literacy required.Required Qualifications● Ph.D. or Ed.D. at time of appointment from an appropriatelyaccredited institution in reading education, curriculum andinstruction, literacy education, or literacy studies● Record of or strong potential for literacy-related scholarlyresearch● Record of or strong potential for externally fundedresearch● Knowledge of evidence-based reading instruction andculturally-relevant pedagogies● Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduatereading/literacy/ELA courses● Evidence of tangible outcomes related to the advancement ofdiversity, equity, and inclusion● Record of scholarship, teaching, outreach, and servicecommensurate with rankPreferred Qualifications● Successful initiative with diverse and/or ruralpopulations.● Record of teaching excellence● Experience using Quality Matters or similar standards for onlineteaching.● Record of scholarship in literacy in grades 4-6+ with a focus oncomprehension, academic vocabulary, morphological knowledge,disciplinary literacy, new literacies/digital literacies, and/orother topics.● Extensive record of externally funded research● Three years K-8 public school teaching experience● Experience teaching/mentoring master’s and doctoral students,including chairing/serving on dissertation committeesAppointment TypeRegularSalary InformationCommensurate with experienceReview DateApril 28, 2021 and continue until position is filledAdditional InformationTo apply, please submit (1) a cover letter detailing yourqualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) namesand contact information for three references. Application materialsmust be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu , Job number515693.Employment is contingent upon submission of official universitytranscripts and a criminal background check. Occasional travel tonational conferences is required.Questions may be directed to Heidi Anne Mesmer, Search CommitteeChair, at [email protected] Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Sherri Albert at [email protected] regular business hours at least 10 business days prior tothe event.Advertised: April 8, 2021Applications close:
Source: Motorsport – thesun.co.uk CORONAVIRUS continues to sweep across the globe with thousands already dying from the killer bug.With little sign of the spread slowing down, bosses in every sport are preparing contingency plans to avoid getting any others infected.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsChinese Grand Prix has already been postponed with more expected to followCredit: AFP or licensorsFormula One is no different and the beginning of the season has been devastated by the pandemic.What races have been affected due to coronavirus?The Australian Grand Prix was cancelled after McLaren went into self-isolation and Lewis Hamilton complained about the race going ahead.While the Chinese Grand Prix was postponed in mid-February with the Shanghai circuit 500 miles from Wuhan – where the coronavirus outbreak began.F1 bosses have insisted that they will try to find room for it in the calendar, but with 22 races being scheduled, this could be unlikely.The inaugural Vietnam GP has now also been cancelled, despite attempts to keep it on the original date of April 5.But with the Hanoi track being just 100 miles from the border of China, it was always unlikely to go ahead.The second race of the season – Bahrain – was also announced to postponed, having initially been set to take place behind closed doors. The Government of Bahrain had already revealed any foreign nationals who have visited Italy, Singapore and Hong Kong – among others – in the 14 days prior to travelling to Bahrain are not allowed entry.This was putting any teams travelling to Singapore and Hong Kong on their way to Australia in doubt, along with the two Italian teams.And on March 19, it was revealed that the Monaco, Dutch and Spanish GP’s had all been scrapped.When will the season start?With the first seven races already cancelled, the FIA says it expects the 2020 season to begin “as soon as it is safe to do so after May”.F1 chairman and chief executive officer Chase Carey said: “There was full support for the plans to reschedule as many of the postponed races as possible as soon as it is safe to do so.“F1 and the FIA will now work to finalise a revised 2020 calendar and will consult with the teams, but as agreed at the meeting the revised calendar will not require their formal approval.“This will give us the necessary flexibility to agree revised timings with affected race promoters and to be ready to start racing at the right moment.“Formula 1 remains fully committed to launching a 2020 season as soon as possible.” 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Amazing movies best funny animals Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 10 Best Travel Destinations in Taiwan Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Omg this is awesome 🙂
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