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Category Archive for 'virtual reality'

So. ‘Avatar’. Yes. Wow. When I was a kid I would routinely project myself into the places depicted in my illustrated books. Now my kids, in addition to the books that they voraciously consume, have the added option of a trip down the road to a darkened hall in which they can strap on a […]

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It’s important, I think, when you are in the publishing business, to open a piece in a catchy and compelling way, accompanying it, if appropriate, with an arresting image of some sort. So… If it is there it’s because it’s a narrative requirement (see ‘Wall E’), not because it would be there anyway. In fact, […]

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This YouTube film, foregrounded courtesy of Things Magazine, features a slightly overlong tour of the World’s Largest Driving Simulator, built by Toyota. Like the little sweet cake that precipitated seven volumes of Proustian reminiscence, this promotional item provokes memories of the early days of cyberspace when, post-Neuromancer, the technophilic glossy magazine Mondo 2000 slid perfect-bound […]

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