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Readings

May 26th

The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup

“People remember VR experiences not as a memory of something they saw but as something that happened to them.”


Uninvited Guests: Ghosts as Technical Phenomena

“Because we want to have a future where we don’t just try and design for the best possible circumstance, because realistically the world’s messy enough as it is”

 

Is the Oculus Rift Sexist?

“What I want to know, and what I hope someone will help me discover, is whether or not biology plays a fundamental role in shaping people’s experience with immersive virtual reality.”

 

The Limits of Virtual Reality: Debugging the Empathy Machine

“The Machine to be Another is situated between art installation and scientific experiment into empathetic feeling.”

 

June 8

The VR trip scene that’s too weird for some players to deal with

“it seems the general public is hostile to the idea of being physically present in a distorted virtual realm.”

 

Oculus Chief Scientist talk at Facebook
These are the standard “illusions” that are used in computer graphics, it’s not the most engaging presentation but it’s interesting to see them all at once if you haven’t.

The first great works of digital literature are already being written
Contains pointers to a lot of good examples.

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