Thursday, March 22, 2007

Virtual Views

Written 15 March, 2007

Virtual Views

My Sweetie’s frame per second rate is abysmal (as low as 1.3) and her throughput is low, which makes her, most of the time virtually blind, deaf, and spastic in Second Life. I have to admire her perseverance, though, for she loves to explore.

Lately, she’s been taking me to some great places.

One of the more interesting was Virtual Views (Solarian, 211, 165, 431). This is a series of huge hollow boxes of various sizes onto which are projected wide-angle photographs from the real world. They wrap virtually 360 degrees, which makes for stimulating and disorienting view of natural and man-made features.

The boxes are for sale, the most expensive (i.e., largest) being about $L5000, as I recall, and the smallest only a little more than $L1200. For sale too are packets of photos.

It’s a clever idea, and it’s an interesting experience to find yourself in the midst of a real-world scene.

Check it out!

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