History of Virtual Reality

Speaker:  Jacquelyn F Morie – Los Angeles, CA, United States
Topic(s):  Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


 This talk introduces the basics of early VR history, including the people and inventions that enabled it. I define what fully immersive VR means and look at the factors that support full immersion.  I also feature a deep dive into the most creative projects from 1985-2007 and explore the role women played in creating the majority of them. The talk also touches on why VR did not reach more commercial success in the first wave of its use. I explore today’s resurgence of VR technology made possible by sophisticated desktop graphic computers and lower cost gear, and outline new techniques and concepts that may help VR be more successful this time around.

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  40
Duration:  45 - 60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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