Virtual Reality Research

What is Virtual Reality?

The definition of virtual reality comes, naturally, from the definitions for both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could, of course, mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.We know the world through our senses and perception systems. In school we all learned that we have five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. These are however only our most obvious sense organs. The truth is that humans have many more senses than this, such as a sense of balance for example. These other sensory inputs, plus some special processing of sensory information by our brains ensures that we have a rich flow of information from the environment to our minds.

Everything that we know about our reality comes by way of our senses. In other words, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of sensory information and our brains sense-making mechanisms for that information. It stands to reason then, that if you can present your senses with made-up information, your perception of reality would also change in response to it. You would be presented with a version of reality that isn’t really there, but from your perspective it would be perceived as real. Something we would refer to as a virtual reality.

So, in summary, virtual reality entails presenting our senses with a computer generated virtual environment that we can explore in some fashion.

 

http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/what-is-virtual-reality.html

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Deleuze:The Fold Review

For my first official week as a Design Future student we were asked to review certain sections of deleuze -the fold I got given pages  242 to 244 .This text is highly complex and we were asked to read through and summarise what was going on within it using basic terminology, also this is probably one of the hardest things I’ve very had to read some of the terminology is insertional and the way he describes things is out of this world ,but for some sad reason I actually really enjoy doing this and researching into different things that I didn’t know about.

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Moving On Up

Success I was able to move groups to design futures which I’m thrilled about I just had my first meeting with Steve he talked through the criteria of the course and what it would entail I feel so much more at ease and comfortable within the design futures he also signed me pages of a text to read and review ready for the next session.he also asked me to start thinking about a project that I would like to pursuit for the duration of Masters

Making Tough Decision

After reading the philosophy paper that Clive set and sit through his lecture discussing the paper  I have my doubts about continuing with the Masters program but after a telephone conversation with my mum who convinced me to stay on the Masters program and just change  what courses I was doing i started to investigate into other courses that I could transfer to that would suit me and help me develop as an artist and technologist further .after some research and discussion with other students and lecturer  I decided to try and transfer to Design Futures which was led by Steve Thompson.

Having Doubts About Masters

I had my first lecture with Clive today and he talked through the lectures and criteria for this term  I’m having serious doubts about Masters because what’s happened is they’ve combined my course with philosophy (which has only one other person in )and it seems like all the lectures and criteria is are more tailored towards philosophy then art science and technology maybe considering dropping out of the master programme.also have to read this philosophy paper for next weeks lecture, not really sure how this fits into art science and technology .

First Week of Masters

so its the first week back in cardiff metropolitan starting my masters in art sciences and technology it has been a busy week.mostly lectures about how masters is different from undergrad and the same old  health and safety lecture that i had sat through every years since i started but on the plus side i met my tutor clive cazeaux and so far i’m  the only person on my course . clive asked me what i was planning to do this year and as i explained his face dropped as i don’t think he is the right tutor to be running  this course as he is more philosophy based than technology which doesn’t help me as i’m here mostly for the technology side then anything else .

 

 

Artist Statement

Andrew’s Human In Motion is a collection of anthropomorphic forms of human movement. They render the ephemeral nature of movement tangible through the use of 3D printed objects that express it. These signify the past, telling the story of a human beings within motion, expanding our perception of movement to encompass space and time, demonstrating how space is effected by motion.