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

Originally posted on Boos:
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…

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Sports In The Digital Age

Originally posted on Diamond & Coal:
Technology is revolutionising the world, and the way in which we operate. Cybernetics is easing the way we do things through the science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things. Together these concepts have and will continue to change the way we do and…

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BCM325 Proposal: Virtual Reality & Storytelling with 360° Illustrations

The Specs

A quick explanation of Virtual Reeality (VR) by HowStuffWorks

“A virtual reality system is an interactive technology setup (software, hardware, peripheral devices, and other items) that acts as a human-to-computer interface and immerses its user in a computer-generated three-dimensional environment.” (Meinhold 2013)

Addressed as one of the technology trends for 2018, Virtual Reality (VR) is on its way to becoming integrated into every possible field—from medical to education to business, you name it. Yet as prevalent as it appears, VR can be quite an elusive concept for newcomers; however, it can essentially be recognised through these five criteria: believability, interactivity, whether it is computer-generated, explorability, and immersion.

NASA VIVEDInitially created to improve flight simulators and for astronaut training, the early VR technologies was then modified by NASA in their remarkably successful attempt in the 1980s to create the first VR system which consisted of a host computer, a…

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