Open Questions: Virtual Reality
Galaxy: Virtual Reality
- Categorized site directory. Entries usually include
Sites with general resources
- Web site of Ray Kurzweil,
one of the leading contemporary inventors (music
synthesis, optical character recognition, speech recognition).
Here you will find Kurzweil's vision of the future.
Meet his alter ego
There are also many essays on the future by a variety of
Introducing Virtual Environments
- Excellent multimedia site created by the
National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA). Describes
history, technology, applications, and frontiers of virtual reality.
National Tele-immersion Web site
Tele-immersion at Brown University
Tele-immersion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tele-immersion at the University of Pennsylvania
Tele-immersion site at Internet2
Surveys, overviews, tutorials
- Article from
A 360-Degree Virtual Reality Chamber Brings Researchers
Face to Face with Their Data
- September 2009 Scientific American article.
"Scientists can climb inside the University of California,
Santa Barbara's three-story-high AlloSphere for a life-size
interaction with their research."
Science News, June 1, 2002, pp. 344-345
- A virtual reality system called CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual
Environment) creates the illusion of a 3-dimensional reality on
the walls of a room in which many people can share the same
experience without having to wear special equipment.
Scientific American, April 2001, pp. 66-75
- Tele-immersion is designed to be an improvement on video
conferencing that corrects some of the current shortcomings of
- Michael Heim -- Virtual Realism
Oxford University Press, 1998
- Heim is a philosoher who has written on virtual reality for
some time. In the first half of this book he gives a tour of
the state of the art of virtual reality, and then moves on
in the second half to seek some resolution of the dispute
over whether "virtual reality" is a promising new use of
computer technology or an abuse of it.
Copyright © 2002 by Charles Daney, All Rights Reserved