Philip Rosedale's new startup High Fidelity is working on the next generation of virtual reality, which is why he entirely left work at Linden Lab/Second Life earlier this year, but that doesn't mean the two are totally unconnected.
Google, the Associated Press, and the Tribeca Film Institute are funding one of the most ambitious virtual reality projects yet: A 3-D, fully immersive re-creation of the death of a migrant at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Gravity. The stars in day. Thoughts. The human genome. Time. Atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd's classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.
A computer program called the Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL) is running 24 hours a day at Carnegie Mellon University, searching the Web for images, doing its best to understand them on its own and, as it builds a growing visual database,...
The general assumption is that young kids lack the faculties to comprehend a topic as seemingly esoteric as programming. But it is code, not Mandarin, that will be the true lingua franca of the future.
The Nail Polish Inferno uses the Oculus Rift to transport people to a hallucinatory alternate universe.
Step inside a virtual reality art show without moving a finger. ‘The Nail Polish Inferno’ is a digital art installation that immerses people in a hallucinatory 3-D ecosystem, that resembles a strip club full of mutant fantastic creatures such as provocative galactic purple pole dancers, sharks swinging on the ceiling, a giant hand that moves like an octopus, a grotesque man in underwear and other disturbing imagery.
You can freely move and wander around this virtual dimension simply by moving your head in the direction you would like to go. The program uses the Oculus Rift, a next-generation, virtual reality headset, designed for immersive gaming.