Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Group (ZHVR) has published a new research paper: ‘Sphereing: A Novel Framework for Real-time Collaboration and Co-presence in VR’.
While ZHVR’s own research is aimed at the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry, this framework is envisioned for broader, persistent use in cybernetic commercial and public domains. Through their research into the requirements for an immersive collective collaborative environment, ZHVR has come to see that a unified information space is essential for effective knowledge exchange, and for creating and hosting holistic, multi-author constructs. This raises questions of authorship, IP, and access privileges within the singular space, which ZHVR addresses through their Sphereing approach to unified data.
This research paper stems out of ZHVR’s contribution to the collaborative research project called PrismArch, a cross-disciplinary immersive technology research project funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The main objective of PrismArch is to achieve a “prismatic blend” between aesthetics, simulation models and meta-information that can be presented in a contextualized and comprehensive manner in virtual reality in order to allow collaborative manipulation of the design and accurate assessment of new design decisions.
ZHVR Group: Helmul Kinzler, Risa Tadauchi, Daria Zolotareva, Aleksandra Mnich-Spraiter