virtual reality

Simulacron-3 - German edition cover art (detail).

Drum Memory Blues: a review of proto-cyberpunk novel Simulacron-3 (1964)

Daniel F. Galouye’s 1964 proto-cyberpunk novel Simulacron-3 takes place in a world where opinion polls are mandatory. As you stroll the sidewalk, someone might come to you with a notepad, flash a badg...

‘She’s a character in a social narrative with no arc’: A Review of the Marlowe Kana Series

A couple weeks ago, I received a lovely little pressie from writer Joe Peacock. Opening the carefully wrapped package, I was quite excited to see his first three volumes of his Marlowe Kana series, so...

‘Science made him a god’: A Review of The Lawnmower Man’

Wow…I did not expect this in the slightest. Originally titled as Cyber God, and then Stephen King’s: The Lawnmower Man (even though it virtually bore no resemblance to his short story) and finally The...

Virtual Reality: Captive Users and the Responsibility of Developers

Imagine sitting in a seat and looking down at hands that are not your own. You’re wearing clothes that are not your own, and you’ve  invaded someone’s personal space. Next to you sta...

A Brief Overview of the Ghost in the Shell VR Diver; ‘She’s incredible math’

It is officially Ghost in the Shell month, and though this short trailer has been out for a little while, I thought that it would be prudent to perhaps shine a bit of a light on the GITSchannel’s  VR ...

A Brief Overview of ESCAPE CODE for VR; ‘We are here to help’

A fan of awesome mid-80’s/90’s science fiction? Techy-savvy enough to own a VR headset (cheap cardboard’s fine if that’s your thing!)? If so, jack into the net and follow me through the ephemeral wiri...

transhuman

A Life Well Lived…wait, simulation?

I used to work at a bookstore. I woke up early. Brushed my teeth. Ate something resembling breakfast. Travelled via bus for over an hour. Bought coffee. Drank coffee. Opened store. Wrote while waiting...

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On Virtual Reality, Digital Life and the Need for Ethical Codes of Conduct

In February of this year philosophers Michael Madary and Thomas Metzinger published the paper Real Virtuality: A Code of Ethical Conduct. Recommendations for Good Scientific Practice and the Consumers...

The Dose Makes The Poison: Uncanny Valley And Virtual Reality

Based in Buenos Aires, the creative studio 3DAR has recently released a short movie called Uncanny Valley about virtual reality addiction. Foreseeing a future where VR junkies live in slums, the film ...

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