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V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Desmond Fox exploring VR

Steam Genius

Future’s Made of Virtual Insanity

A very special summer virtual reality sampler

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If you’re lucky enough to have an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift hooked up at home, here are a few excellent entry level experiences to explore and thrust your non-virtual friends into.

V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Event Horizon

Mars in a Handbasket

Saturday, Oct 29: Generation Beyond: Mars Experience Bus

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Kids experience traveling to Mars in a virtual reality bus, taking a tourĀ along the surface of the Red Planet.

V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010

Tech

Jaron Lanier, inventor of virtual reality, critic of progress, to speak Thursday

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Virtual reality pioneer (and native New Mexican) Jaron Lanier delivers a public lecture at Albuquerque Academy this Thursday, Sep. 30 at 6:30 p.m. The content of the talk—entitled “You Are Not A Gadget: What Happens When We Stop Shaping Technology and Technology Starts Shaping Us?”—seems likely to be drawn from his new book You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto, a highly critical look at how the Internet of today “aggregate[s] the expressions of people into dehumanized data.” Expect fiery rhetoric and large-scale ideas, if his recent op-ed in the New York Times is any indication:

“Nothing kills music for me as much as having some algorithm calculate what music I will want to hear. That seems to miss the whole point. Inventing your musical taste is the point, isn’t it? Bringing computers into the middle of that is like paying someone to program a robot to have sex on your behalf so you don’t have to.”

Tell it like it is, brother. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


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