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Digital humanities and the future of virtual reality

How do we evaluate the success or failure of virtual reality, or any emerging industry for that matter? One method is to measure economic realities versus expectations. Did the industry generate as much revenue as we had hoped? Is the technology in as many consumers’...

ZeniMax vs. Facebook

February 2017 will not be remembered as Oculus’s finest month. On the 1st, a jury in Dallas ruled that founder Palmer Luckey had violated the terms of a non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax Media, the owner of several successful video game development studios. Just...

Virtual reality’s role in treating mental illness

Almost a year ago, we took an in-depth look at how virtual reality can shape the future of the healthcare industry. Our focus at the time was on physician training and the diagnosing and treatment of various physical ailments. Today, we’re expanding on that subject by...

Did 2016 live up to its “Year of VR” billing?

The much-anticipated “Year of VR” has received mixed reviews: to some, virtual reality’s ascendance from the outer reaches of sci-fi fandom to the cusp of mainstream consciousness was a tremendous coup; to others, the failure of tech giants like Facebook and Sony to...