Using the VR Box

All the research I've been doing into VR really worked up my anticipation for actually experiencing it in person. I was pretty excited when my little package arrived in the mail, and I finally had the chance to see what all the fuss is about. Upon opening it I realised that it didn't come with …

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Cheap Phone VR

The words 'virtual reality' bring a whole lot of connotations with them, but 'cheap' is probably the last one I could think of. Yet the VR experience starts at around AU$5. Among all the expensive headsets and peripherals, a side project from one of Google's employees emerged from left field, providing us with a novelty …

Where I’m From – Soundscape

Continuing on the first BCM115 assessment, I was tasked with creating a 60 second audio piece structured, again using George Ella Lyon's poem "Where I'm From" as stimulus. https://soundcloud.com/hypnocrite-1/where-im-from-a-kitchen-soundscape I took a more positive approach to last time, opting to showcase the kitchen I come from. Upon returning home, the sounds of dinner cooking and …

Virtual Reality

What's VR? Virtual Reality (VR) is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment around the user. VR has been portrayed in numerous ways throughout sci-fi, from Star Trek's Holodeck, to the Matrix's Headjack, and Pygmalion's Spectacles. The implementation of we are currently living with is much closer to the 80's vision of VR - …

The Smart Home

Efficient. Adaptive. Smart. Surveillance tool? Almost human? Smart homes utilise the internet of things to create an interconnected experience, where individual parts of the house - toasters, lights, floors etc. can all communicate with each other and cooperate. Things like music following you between rooms, or temperature control starting once it knows you are 10 minutes …