Can Facebook’s Oculus make virtual reality a reality?


Palmer Luckey hoped to demonstrate the “joy” of virtual reality when he posed on the cover of Time magazine last month. Luckey — a Thomas Edison-esque figure thanks to Facebook’s $2 billion buyout of his startup Oculus last year — floats above a beach wearing VR goggles in the photo. His hands reach out to feel the ocean breeze and his bare feet dangle above the sand in the virtual world he apparently sees through his Rift headset. The headline promised to reveal “The Surprising Joy of Virtual Reality – And Why It’s About to Change the World.” But the […]

The Nokia OZO is a Spherical Camera for Capturing VR Imagery


Nokia has announced that they will be releasing ‘OZO’, the first commercially available virtual reality camera, later this year. The company says the device has been “designed and built for professional content creators, and [is] the first in a planned portfolio of digital media solutions.” The unit features eight synchronized global shutter sensors, eight integrated microphones for spatial audio, and a design reminiscent of the Star Wars training remote. OZO was designed at the company’s R&D facilities in Tampere, Finland. Software included with the device will allow real-time 3D viewing courtesy of “an innovative playback solution that removes the need […]

New Jahshaka Website

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Pleased to say that we have launched the new Jahshaka website! Not only nice to look at, and very functional (tutorials sections etc) it has a great forum that uses single sign on to allow us to re-build our community without having to worry about spammers killing the site (what used to happen!) Take a look and let us know what you think at

Back in the game

Jahshaka is finally back in the game, and hopefully big things will be happening here. Since there have been a few attempts to re-start the project and never made it there, I have started a blog so you can follow whats happening. The blog will let you know why I am bringing it back, what we will be doing and where its going. Just click on the blog link in the header and follow us, and be a part of the team.

Open source project management

As a part of kicking off our development, we started using a basic project management system thats built into wordpress however it lacks 99% of the functionality that we really need for distributed project planning, management and development. If any one can weigh in on options here for a underlying project management system thats free for OSS developers, open/transparent for users and easy to use at the same time we would love to know!

Jahshaka Project Relaunched

Just a update to say that we have been working on getting everything in place that we need to re-launch the project successfully and its taken a bit longer than expected (but not that much longer) as it is a pretty large undertaking. Some of you may have understood that as re-releasing the software but that is not the case, we are re-launching the project itself and as such need to ensure is longevity. We have had a ton of requests from people who want to help out but unfortunately haven’t received any from coders so  had to get sponsors […]

Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood

Hollywood appears to have peaked. If it were an ordinary industry (film cameras, say, or typewriters), it could look forward to a couple decades of peaceful decline. But this is not an ordinary industry. The people who run it are so mean and so politically connected that they could do a lot of damage to civil liberties and the world economy on the way down. It would therefore be a good thing if competitors hastened their demise. How do you kill the movie and TV industries? Or more precisely (since at this level, technological progress is probably predetermined) what is […]

SOPA goes back to the drawing board!

SOPA has been sent back to the drawing board. ‘The move came shortly after the Senate postponed a key vote on the companion PIPA bill scheduled for next week and amid calls for consensus before Congress moves forward on any legislation to address the problem of foreign piracy websites,’ as written by the Los Angeles Times today. Hopefully the next draft of this bill will create a better foundation to stop piracy and not just assert control over the internet Jahshaka | ReInventing Hollywood

New Jahshaka logo


We just wanted to share the new Jahshaka logo and branding with you that will go out when we launch 3.0. Its a cooler, freasher logo and we think its awesome! Please let us know what you think! It was created by Neosims as a part of the Jashhaka 2.0 animation contest (you can see his animation here) Jahshaka | ReInventing Hollywood

JahTV platform soft launch

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Just a heads up, we have a soft launch of JahTV online at JahTV will be a online promotional platform and will be linked to in the new Jahshaka releases. The idea is to create a easy way for people to publish and promote the content they create with Jahshaka and other open source content creation tools. JahTV is very simple and uses youtube for its back end, and is built on top of WordPress – open source supporting open source! Jahshaka | ReInventing Hollywood