BCM325 Future Cultures Research Project Post 1 – VR The New Social Media

BCM32 – VR The New way to communicate?


For my independent research project, I’m going to focus on Virtual Reality (VR). So what is VR? According to Dr Jackson of Marxent VR is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds. By simulating as many senses as possible, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell, the computer is transformed into a gatekeeper to this artificial world. VR is viewed through specially designed headsets amongst other capabilities including through your mobile phone. There is plenty of variety in choosing a VR device with Google Cardboard, Magic Leap & Samsung GearVR and many more.


VR is something in which I have always been interested and curious into learning more about. I have not personally ever made or done any research into this topic so this…

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