Dawn of the new everything: encounters with reality and virtual reality [First edition] 9781627794091, 9781627794107, 1627794107

Preface: Virtual reality's moment -- Introduction -- 1960s: terrors of Eden -- Rescue spacecraft -- Batch process -

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English Pages xv, 351 pages : illustrations Year 2017

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Dawn of the new everything: encounters with reality and virtual reality [First edition]
 9781627794091, 9781627794107, 1627794107

Table of contents :
Preface: Virtual reality's moment --
Introduction --
1960s: terrors of Eden --
Rescue spacecraft --
Batch process --
Why I love VR (about the basics) --
Bug in the system (about the dark side of VR) --
Road --
Coast --
Valley of unearthly delights --
Alien encounters --
The feeling of immersion --
To don the new everything (about haptics with a little about avatars) --
Nautical dawn --
Six degrees (a little about sensors and VR data) --
Found --
Be your own paramidion (about visual displays for VR) --
The VPL experience --
Inside-out spheres (a little about VR "video" and sound) --
Scene --
How we settled into a seed for the future --
1992, out --
Coda: Reality's foil.

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