VR / AR Fundamentals 5: Live & Social

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 60 slides, 1.6MB)

Week 6 – VR / AR FUNDAMENTALS 5: Live & Social
Being immersed in live events and with other people.

Live
— What is Live?
— Live before the Telegraph
— Broadcasting
— Webcams
— Remote Control
— Live Bits
— How to Democratize Webcams?

Social
— Symmetry (again)
— Early Live Social
— Teleconferencing
— MUDSs, MOOs, and MMORPGs
— Second Life
— Facebook and Social VR

Your Assignment
DEADLINE Wednesday OCTOBER 25: You are to experience, critique, and post
your selected VR titles. This means:
1) Make sure your titles are here and running. (Work with platform point person.)
2) Write a brief review for each on the Documentation site.
3) Tag and rank your titles on the Catalog page. (Work with Ada and Dave.)
All platforms must be set up with instruction pages.

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VR / AR Fundamentals 4: Input & Interactivity

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 56 slides, 1.1MB)

Week 5 – VR / AR FUNDAMENTALS 4: Input & Interactivity
Using our effectors and intentions as inputs and how they shape interactive experiences.

Input
I/O
Computation
Sensors (Non-AV)
—- Mechanical
—- Position & Movement (IMUs)
—- Biometric & Environment
Vision/Cameras
—- Body
—- Hands
—- Eyes
Sound/Microphones
—- Voice Control
—- Smart Mics
Mind
—- Electrodes & Big Machines
—- Optical Imaging & Holography
—- Psi & Consciousness Research

Interactivity
UI
Navigation v Manipulation
Symmetry
Responsiveness
Inference
Control v Illusion of Control

Your Assignment for Wednesday
For the next 2 Wednesdays, you are to experience, critique, post, and present your selected VR titles. This means:
1) Make sure your titles are here and running. (Work with platform point person.)
2) Write a brief review for each on the Documentation site.
3) Tag and rank your titles on the Catalog page. (Work with Ada and Dave.)
4) Present to class.

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VR / AR Fundamentals 3: Other Senses (Haptic, Smell, Taste, Mind)

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 48 slides, 1.2MB)

Week 4 – VR / AR FUNDAMENTALS 3: Other Senses (Haptic, Smell, Taste, Mind)
Fooling the other senses.

Haptics
—- Haptics & Force-Feedback
—- Seats & Motion Platforms
—- “4D”
—- Skin as Input
—- Hands & Controllers
—- Touching Real Things / MR
—- Non-Contact Haptics

Smell & Taste
—- Smell-O-Vision & the Food Simulator
—- Current Work

Mind
—- Remote Viewing (ESP), Brainstorm (the movie), & Science
—- Hacks

Issues
—- When is suggestion good enough?
—- Synaesthesia

Your Assignment for Wednesday
Be prepared to set up and install!

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VR / AR Fundamentals 2: Audiovisual Spatiality & Immersion

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 89 slides, 2.5MB)

Week 3 – VR / AR FUNDAMENTALS 2: Spatiality and Immersion
What does it take to fool two eyes and ears and with an unframed image?

        

Stereoscopics & Stereophonics
— Parallax & Disparity
— Interpupillary Distance (IPD)
— Convergence
— Stereo & Binaural Sound

Multiscopics & Multiphonics
— Holography
— Head Tracking
— Volumetric Video
— Spatial Sound

Panoramics
— History
— Monoscopic Panoramas & Nodal Points
— Stereoscopic Panoramas & Head Rotation
— Multiscopic Panoramas

Putting It All Together

Hacks

Your Assignment for Wednesday
There’s more material on: http://ima.nyu.sh/vr-ar-fundamentals/resources/ .
Select and post 3 more titles you’d like to experience and why.
Seeking more obscure and edgy.

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VR / AR Fundamentals 1: Audiovisual Resolution & Fidelity

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 44 slides, 1.4MB)

Week 2 – VR / AR FUNDAMENTALS 1: Resolution & Fidelity
What does it take to fool one eye and one ear with a framed image?

Static Elements
—–Pixels & Color
—–Dynamic Range & Brightness
—–Photo-Realism, Abstraction, & Cartoonishness

And special to VR / AR
—–Accommodation
—–Orthoscopy

Dynamic Elements
—–Motion & Frame Rate
—–Sound
———-Frequency Range
———-Dynamic Range & Loudness
———-Audio-Realism, Abstraction, & Cartoonishness


Your Assignment for Wednesday

The class blog ima.nyu.sh/vr-ar-fundamentals has a new page:

Resources

Take a look at all 7 VR catalogs.
Select and post 3 titles you’d like to experience and why.


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VR / AR Fundamentals Introduction

Michael’s Presentation (PDF minus videos, 95 slides, 1.8MB)

Week 1 – Introduction

1. (A Funny Question)
2. What are VR / AR fundamentals?
3. Who am I?
4. Who are you?
5. Class structure
6. Assignments & grading
7. Being “positively critical”


Your Assignment for Wednesday

Read:
Concept and Syllabus on http://ima.nyu.sh/vr-ar-fundamentals/ (!!!)
Brenda Laurel, What Is Virtual Reality? (2016)
Alvin Wang Graylin, 16 Lessons for a VR-First Future From ‘Ready Player One’” (2017)

Post and Present:
Of the 16 Lessons, which one do you MOST agree with and which one do you LEAST agree with. Please post why. The posts can be very short, like one or two sentences for each.