Possible Worlds: The Social Dynamic of Virtual Reality Technology

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Index
Acoustic environments, 31, 105
Aliens (film), 86
American Anthropological Association, 125
American National Research Council, 52
Ames Research Center ( NASA), 22, 29, 43, 45, 46
Antirealism, 3, 4
Arcades, 63 (photo), 82, 150, 152
VR games at, 37, 95, 100
Architecture, VR and, 49, 51, 81, 119, 154
Art
science and, 132, 133
VR and, 119, 172(n15)
Art+Com, software by, 49
AT&T, 169(n24)
Atari, 23, 96
Atomic-scale surface, 110, 111
Battletech, 89
Baudrillard, Jean, 128, 174(n15)
BBC. See British Broadcasting Corporation
Bell, Daniel, 2
Binocular Omni-Orientation Monitor (BOOM), 28-29, 31, 32 (photo), 33, 107, 107 (photo)
agility of, 108-109
view from, 108 (figure)
Biocca, Frank
on simulator sickness, 94
on VR, 20
Body, 58-59, 61-68
inputting, 34-35
output to, 35-36
representation of, 36
Body Electric software, 38
Bodysuits, 23, 58, 59
decline of, 35, 68, 119
Boeing, 53
HITLab and, 49
BOOM. See Binocular Omni-Orientation Monitor
"Brain machine," 126
Brightness, 28
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), on VR, 135-136
British Telecom, 41, 45
Brooks, Frederick, 46-47, 52, 175(n11), 176(n16)
BTEC. See Business and Technical Education Council Certificate
Bullinger, Hans-Joerg, 48
Business and Technical Education Council Certificate ( BTEC), 73
Byrne, Chris, on building virtual worlds, 76
CAD/CAM. See Computer-aided design and manufacturing
Campbell, Colin, on consumerism, 97
Cathode-ray tubes (CRTs), 27, 29, 53
CAVE system, 28, 120
City World, 168 (n12)
Clark, Michael, 72, 73 (photo)
on information technology/education, 76
Cleal, Bryan, 168(n9)
Clip art, 3-D, 39
CMC. See Computer-mediated communication
Collins, Randall, on science/technology, 11, 161(n2)
Communication, 96, 119, 138, 139, 146, 148

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