Virtual Reality - The Second Coming of Virtual Worlds

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A slimmed down version (!) of my Pecha Kucha talk at the Animation and Games Workshop at the University of Bangor yesterday.

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Virtual Reality - The Second Coming of Virtual Worlds

  1. 1. Virtual Reality - The Second Coming of Virtual Worlds 15 May 14 David Burden © 2014 www.daden.co.uk
  2. 2. Virtual Reality Virtual Worlds Virtual Reality 2012 2013 Note change in wording!
  3. 3. A Virtual Future?  But to use virtual reality you (almost always) need a virtual world first  Trends & Issues – developed from Delphi exercise at ReLive2011 2011 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030 Short Term Medium Term Long Term
  4. 4. ReLive 2011 Delphi 2011 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030 Short Term Medium Term Long Term Still too hard Needs to be in browser Needs desktop/audio/ webcam/ gesture integration Users vs Creators(ives) vs Professionals One World or Many Worlds Directed or Discovered Social Media Integration (not Domination) → Lively/Cloud Party? SEAMLESS Learning Benefits for Educators & Learner Business Benefits for Industry & Government Cost Savings Revenue Generation Social Benefits for Consumers & Family Entertaining, Engaging & Easy DESIRABLE MOBILE UNIFIED RADICAL INTERFACES SOCIETAL CHANGE (IN & OUT)
  5. 5. NextGen & The Coming of Games
  6. 6. Long Term – Radical Interfaces
  7. 7. Virtual Reality Virtual Worlds Virtual Reality Which brings us back to …..
  8. 8. Virtual Reality – Issues #1  More than just Oculus?  Impact of Facebook?  Control devices?
  9. 9. Virtual Reality – Issues #2  Hype, Help or Hinderance?  Distraction from/augmenting mobile?  Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality?  How do we avoid the pitfalls and false dawn of Virtual Worlds?
  10. 10. Web: www.daden.co.uk Email: david.burden@daden.co.uk Videos: www.daden.co.uk/vimeo Twitter: @davidburden

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