Sex, Drugs and Tessellation: The truth about Virtual Reality, as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal Ben Delaney

ISBN:

Published: November 24th 2014

Paperback

440 pages


Description

Sex, Drugs and Tessellation:  The truth about Virtual Reality, as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal  by  Ben Delaney

Sex, Drugs and Tessellation: The truth about Virtual Reality, as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal by Ben Delaney
November 24th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 440 pages | ISBN: | 9.78 Mb

Thanks to Facebooks recent purchase of Oculus for $2 billion, virtual reality (VR) is back in the news. But some people don’t realize that Virtual Reality’s roots go back to the 1960’s, when the first head-mounted display of 3D computer graphics wasMoreThanks to Facebooks recent purchase of Oculus for $2 billion, virtual reality (VR) is back in the news. But some people don’t realize that Virtual Reality’s roots go back to the 1960’s, when the first head-mounted display of 3D computer graphics was accomplished by Ivan Sutherland.

Virtual reality got its commercial start in the 1990s, with head-mounted displays talk of virtual drug trips, excitement about cybersex, and the potential to change everything from the way we cook to the way we educate our children. How much of that promise has really been realized?Much of what were seeing today, in the conversations about virtual-reality, online and in the press, are not much different from what we heard about 25 years ago.

Theres the same uninformed excitement, the same crazy promises, the same questions about the philosophy of virtual worlds, and many of the same technical difficulties existed in the 90s. It seems that todays VR pioneers havent read the history of virtual-reality, and therefore as Santyana predicted, are repeating it.Thankfully, a new book is about to arrive on the bookshelves, and will set the record straight.

Titled Sex, Drugs and Tessellation: the Truth about Virtual Reality as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal, this book of over 300 pages provides the history the people are lacking shows the excitement of those times, and presents many of the applications technology and people who created the virtual-reality world in the 1990s.Author Ben Delaney was the publisher and editor of CyberEdge Journal during its six-year existence.

Cyber edge Journal was read in more than 40 countries and was the Bible of virtual-reality during the early and mid-90s. Delaney was a frequent contributor at conferences on television and radio and was cited by many publications around the world.

Now he is pulled together some of the best of CyberEdge Journal and put it into one book so that people around the world will once again get the “no VR hype” truth about virtual-reality.Sex, drugs and tessellation starts with the version virtual-reality conference in San Francisco in 1990 and takes us through 1997 when cyber edge Journal and its publication run. Along the way we meet the people who made virtual-reality so exciting including Timothy Leary the LSD guru who found that advanced graphics technology could give him a trip without drugs.

We hear Howard Rheingold talk about cybersex and the on likeliness of it ever actually taking place. We see pictures of some of the early equipment and the people who invented it. And we learn that many of the questions that people are addressing today regarding some virtual-reality were actually first talked about in the early 90’s, though many of the answers have yet to be found.Coming out in mid-November just in time for Christmas shopping lists, Sex, Drugs and Tessellation makes an ideal gift for the technology fan people inventing virtual-reality and those who just are curious about the history of technology.

Its available on Amazon as an e-book or in large format paper paperback.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Sex, Drugs and Tessellation: The truth about Virtual Reality, as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal":


qually.com.pl

©2010-2015 | DMCA | Contact us