Exploring Virtual Reality Data Visualization with Gear VR

With the release of the Gear VR virtual reality headset by Samsung and Oculus, it feels like the future is here. It’s easy to see how a number of industries are going to be disrupted by this new media format over the next few years by virtual reality, including video gaming, film, and marketing – imagine an architect letting you tour around a design instead of just showing you a blueprint.But what about data science? The applications are much less clear than in entertainment and marketing, but it’s likely that virtual reality will enable some interesting new data visualizations that 2D images, even interactive ones, don’t provide. You might be thinking, “Hey wait, is this just going to be like a silly-looking 3D bar chart?” Making good data visualizations is…


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