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Books About Virtual Reality

If you want to get an idea of how big the virtual reality movement is, and how broad its implications are, just take a quick tour of the books on this topic. Of course, one might consider it ironic that one of the main factors in what is supposed to be a migration away books […]


Trying #SLViewer2

Trying #SLViewer2


Why Sales of Virtual Goods are Soaring

What is the most you’re willing to pay for a virtual item in a videogame or virtual world? Five, ten dollars? How about $26,500? That’s the amount David Storey, a 27-year-old graduate student living in Sydney, Australia, paid for a virtual island, the “Most valuable object that is virtual,” according to Guinness World Records. It’s […]


I’m attending Virtual Worlds Best Practices

I’m attending Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education 2010 (VWBPE ’10) — http://vwbpe10.eventbrite.com


Books about Augmented Reality

I just did a search for current books on augmented reality.  All 17 pages of them!  This is an explosive topic, folks.  Check em out.


Virtual Reality is sooooo 2009…

Virtual Reality is sooooo 2009. Augmented Reality Rocks!


Beyond Hype

Second Life and the Hype Cycle When a new technology hits the market, if often goes through what has come to be known as the Hype Cycle, moving through a period of over-enthusiasm and explosive growth. This is followed by disappointment  when the initial hype bubble bursts. Hype cycles also show how and when technologies move beyond the […]


Revolution Now?

Best selling author, Anne Rice, (Interview With a Vampire, and such) is publishing one of her short stories as a video book that can be read on iPhones, personal computers and other interconnected devices.  This also marks the coming of a new term, not yet familiar to most people, the “vook.” Get it? Vook is […]


The 3D Convergence

Maureen Dowd interviewed Jeffrey Katzenberg, the C.E.O. of DreamWorks Animation. recently about the emergence of 3D in films. She quotes Katzenberg as saying: “If you look at the history of film, there have now been three great revolutions. The first was silent to talkies. The second was black-and-white to color, 70 years ago. And this […]


A Life of Its Own

In the days when literature was supreme, one of the highest compliments one could pay to a writer was that a character in a work of fiction took on “a life of its own.” The impression being that the portrayal was so “real” that the character jumped off the page to take on a life […]