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The Reality of The Virtual, The Wall Street Journal

The Reality of The Virtual, The Wall Street Journal

When you put on the head-mounted display and chop down a virtual redwood, VHIL's haptic floor allows you to feel the forest shudder under foot. The Wall Street Journal » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2011/wsj-reality-virtual.pdf" style="default" size="normal"...

A Greener Future, Maclean’s

A Greener Future, Maclean’s

Infinite Reality authors say people will be able attend "virtual meetings" in the form of highly realistic three-dimensional avatars instead of paying the personal and environmental toll of flying across the country. Maclean's » [button text="View PDF"...

3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once, The New York Times

3-D Avatars Could Put You in Two Places at Once, The New York Times

In a virtual conference with three-dimensional avatars participants would feel immersed in the scene as you they around at the other participants from the eyes of their avatar. The New York Times » [button text="View PDF" link="/mm/2011/nyt-3d-avatars.pdf"...

Meet ‘Future You.’ Like What You See?, The Wall Street Journal

Meet ‘Future You.’ Like What You See?, The Wall Street Journal

To increase retirement investment by young people researchers are tapping into the Proteus effect, behavioral alterations in the real world that are triggered by changes in how our bodies appear to us in a virtual world. The Wall Street Journal » [button text="View...

Your Avatar, Your Guide, Scientific American

Your Avatar, Your Guide, Scientific American

Seeing a digital doppelgänger can change your mind — for better or worse. VHIL is exploring how doppelgänger avatars can be effective in advertising or in therapy to clients who have phobias or social anxiety. Scientific American » [button text="View PDF"...