Documentary: Dawn of Virtual Reality

UK-based Reign Development and students from Southampton Solent University have produced a ten-minute preview of their documentary, “Dawn of Virtual reality.”

The documentary features the Oculus Rift, as well as Digital Out-of-Home Entertainment specialist Kevin Williams. 

Watch the full video here:

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Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China.

  • lmpierce

    Thanks Maria. A fun video that almost slipped past my radar. The new HB news briefs column is a neat feature!

    I’d love to have an Oculus Rift on my system for enjoying virtual worlds. But then again, I already make time for virtual worlds in a way most people never would. I don’t think the OR will change the time factor involved in working with virtual worlds, so I’m not inclined to think this will be interesting to the masses beyond the novelty value at shows and those situations where we are almost there already, like realistic games and medical simulations; the documentary does point out a lot of specialty applications where time is not the issue, but rather effective interventions. There are also a few moments of unadulterated building of castles in the air, or should we talk about the amazing success of 3D television? Let’s hope accessible VR actually does get (more) people excited – it certainly would be great for us creative content creator types!