Friday, July 02, 2010

ImmersiveTech Explains - Virtual Reality

What is Virtual Reality (VR)? The Meddling Geniuses at ImmersiveTech break it down and explain it in plain simple English. There is more virutal reality around than you think. Granted we still have quite a way to go but every journey begins with a first step.

Virtual reality is a term that applies to computer-simulated environments that simulate places in the real world as well as imaginary ones. It takes your ~current~ reality and ~replaces~ it with a virtual one. The first widely accepted ~digital~ virtual reality was created by the US Air Force in 1966 as part of their flight simulation training, however traces of attempts to ~replace~ reality predating digital computing can be found as far back as the 1860's when 360 art through panoramic murals began to appear.

The world's first ever Immersive Technology Summit will be held at the Los Angeles Center Studios (LACS) on October 14th, 2010.

ImmersiveTech Explains - Virtual Reality, posted with vodpod

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