Reality just became “mixed” , a little bit more strange, and possibly a whole lot more interesting.
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By what empirical means can a person determine whether he or she is presently awake or dreaming? Any conceivable test addressing this question, which is a special case of the classical metaphysical doubting of reality, must be statistical (for the same reason that empirical science is, as noted by Hume).
Yes, you really should get stoned before using VR.
Mark Billinghurst Receives 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award
Professor Mark Billinghurst has been selected to receive the 2013 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Virtual Reality Technical Achievement award recognizing his important achievements in the field of augmented and mixed reality systems.
Today’s guest post continues our theme on the Future of Work in a somewhat different direction: the performing arts and music.
The rise of digital music and music sharing has challenged the existing economics of the music business. And at the same time these very technologies offer artists new ways to connect with fans, customers, and other artists. A shared virtual reality environment presents an entirely new creative means for performing music and sharing music and other art as well as potentially providing a platform for selling or exchanging it.
Linda Rogers has been organizing musical performance in Second Life for half a decade. Linda shares some of the history, issues, and challenges she encountered along the way to five years of virtual reality performances in which she quite arguably and somewhat accidentally invents an entirely new art form — the shared virtual reality musical performance.
Rony Abovitz, Graeme Devine, and Neal Stephenson, of Magic Leap in a fireside chat with MIT Technology Review editor in chief Jason Pontin.
Happy Future Day! This was actually filmed yesterday but is relevant for today. Gennady Stolyarov invites h+ Editor Peter Rothman to discuss the question, “How can virtual worlds help to improve the physical world?” References – “Welcome To Mixed Reality” –...
Film student Colin Marchon delivers a nice 3 part series on transhumanist themes.
Have you heard of musician and DIY robot builder and technology hacker Jack Conte?
“It’s the 21st Century, and everyone is a performance artist”