Interview with Session Leader Tom

Can you tell a little about your first VR experience?  I have been drawn to new media technologies my whole so-called career and in 1986 my wife and I went a little insane and started a business selling PC-based imaging systems, a field still dominated by minicomputers at that time. As a small-time player in […]

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Tibetan temple in VR

On Not Getting Over It

This post has previously been published by Tom Nickel on Medium. *** We’ve got grief all wrong. Its different faces are showing now, distinguished in part by how long grief remains a dominant presence. In recognition, a new category has been created in the expanding system of mental health disorders called Prolonged Bereavement, recognizing that grieving […]

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Interview with Session Leader Keoki

Can you tell a little about your first VR experience?  Definitely. A coworker brought his VR rig to the office. I put it on and was instantly shooting arrows at some little attackers in some tower defense game.  I was utterly and completely IN it.  No training.  No tutorial.  Just started shooting arrows.  It wasn’t […]

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girl with a vr headset

An Introduction to My Fascination With VR

[the original, shorter edition of this piece was posted here] OTHER-WORLDLY My hands move to the pulse of the music, and make the sparkles hanging in the air swirl and spin, leaving streaks of glittering colours all around us. I look over at my friend Clara dancing next to me, her fairy wings gracefully flapping […]

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