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Nov 14, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Virtual reality

Read Levinson’s Second Life

Pioneers: Ivan Sutherland, Jaron
Lanier, Mort Heilig

Virtual Reality

almost

reality

immersed in an alternative world

VR pioneer


Ivan Sutherland (b. 1938)


MIT grad


Computer scientist


Created Sword of Damocles,
sketchpad, creator of
computer graphics, CAD


Sutherland,
Sproull

and
Associates, which was
purchased by Sun
Microsystems to form the
seed of its research division,
Sun Labs, now part of
Oracle.


Sword of Damocles


Created by Ivan
Sutherland in 1968


At MIT


First virtual reality
“machine”


“HMD” to track
movement

Mort
Heilig

(1926
-
1997)


Hollywood’s “father of
Virtual Reality”


Created the
sensorama

around the same time
as
Cinerama*

(1950s)


Initially known as a
camera man


*It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad
World

(1963),
Battle of the Bulge

(1965),
The Greatest Story Ever
Told

(1965)


The
Sensorama


Engaging all your senses


1962

Jaron

Lanier (b. 1960)


Coined the term “virtual
reality” in 1980’s


Computer scientist


Worked at Atari (VR
gloves & goggles)


Time Magazine's 2010
100


Linden Labs (SL)


Founded VPL labs

The Lawnmower Man


Movie based loosely upon Stephen King novel


1992


One of the first VR movies (
Tron
-
1982
)


Used computer graphics, special effects


Lauded at the time for FX


first time cyberspace made it to the big screen

Current trends


Second life
-
avatars


Gaming


Medical