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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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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The Magic of Social VR

The tech world is buzzing with a new way to be a social creature in the modern world — a way that transcends any previous attempt to connect people remotely and digitally. This new possibility finally offers what live social platforms — from early chat rooms to current zoom calls — fall short to recreate: […]

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The faces of Social VR

VR is making huge advancements, with smaller, untethered devices, better resolution, and the early stages of hand tracking and haptics. In-game worlds are more realistic as well. What appears to be lagging behind is the avatar — the in-world representation of the player. On most social VR platforms, avatars are still fairly primitive, with bland, […]

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Haroun

Interview with Session Leader Haroun

  Can you tell a little about your first VR experience?  My first VR experience was literally finding AltSpace, creating an avatar, going into the campfire area and seeing an EvolVR meditation event with SanShin and sitting in VR with him. It all felt pre-ordained.   What makes VR meditation different from traditional meditation?  From […]

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