@omershapira

there's more to it than just SHoving photons in ur face

Virtual Reality is Painful

  • NO.
     
  • PRETENDING IT'S EASY DOESN'T HELP ANYONE.
     
  • THE INTRO LEVEL KNOWLEDGE IS ALREADY THE HIGHEST IN FORMS OF MASS ENTERTAINMENT*.
     
  • THIS IS NOT ALL OF MY BOOKSTACK, IT'S A RECOMMENDED INTRO.

    *(fact-check me)

lol but VR is easy

1. Design something good
2. FIGURE the rest OUT

Virtual Reality is like all these things I know

fuck no.

Virtual Reality is not a Medium.

Virtual Reality is an Achieved Result.

the onion dot com

Vision

Each eye 

RECEIVES

  • LUMINANCE VIA RODS
  • COLOR VIA CONES

 

ADJUSTS W/MUSCLES

  • GAZE DIRECTION
  • FOCUS ("ACCOMOADATION")
  • ADJUST FOR VARIABLE LIGHTING ("ADAPTATION")
  • OCULOMOTOR OSCILLATION

 

 

Both Eyes?

SENSE FUSION:

  • DEPTH PERCEPTION
  • ORIENTATION

+ FEEDBACK?

SPATIAL RECKONING:

  • MOTION PARALLAX (HEAD MOVEMENT)
  • COMPLEMENTING BALANCE

story of the eye

  • OUR FOV IS 220°
  • HI-RES: 2° CIRCLE AT THE CENTER OF OUR GAZE

We have a Blindspot

Focus in VR is always* AT Infinity.

 

*in current-gen headsets.

Image: Discovery Magazine

Hearing

Ears Receive:

  • PITCH
  • AMPLITUDE

Both ears + Brain:

  • DELAY BETWEEN EARS
  • AMPLITUDE DIFFERENCE
  • PHASE DIFFERENCE

    =3D Vision!

oh yeah and all of these senses

Touch?! 

    - HAPTICS
    - THERMOCEPTION

Somatosensory System

    - HAPTICS
    - THERMOCEPTION

Proprioception 

This is the most undervalued sense in VR.

VESTIBULAR SYSTEM 

 

(EQUILIBRIOCEPTION)

what Forms Reality?

  • SPATIAL RECKONING (EXTERNAL FRAME OF REFERENCE)
  • BODY RECKONING (INTERNAL FRAME OF REFERENCE)
  • CONTINUITY (TEMPORAL FRAME OF REFERENCE)

Squab Goals

HOMING PIGEONS USE MAGNETORECEPTION TO NAVIGATE.
HOMING PIGEONS DON'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT YOUR "VIRTUAL REALITY"

The Brain is a Sense Integrator

The McGurk Effect

The Brain Fuses Low-Level Signals

Signal Fusion Helps correct Incomplete Data

WE NEED  A FEEDBACK LOOP TO CORRECT COURSE.

Merrell #Trailscape

18 MOTION CAPTURE CAMS

2 FANS

2 HAPTIC TRANSDUCERS

3.5M x 12M SPACE

3 MINUTES LONG

3 MONTHS WORK

0.80
0.90
0.90
1.00

SUNDANCE FESTIVAL, 2015

The Brain Makes Assumptions With Incomplete Data

IF YOU CAN’T EAT A DRESS, AND A DRESS CAN’T EAT YOU, THE BRAIN DID NOT EVOLVE TO GIVE A FUCK ABOUT ITS COLOUR.

‎@raganwald

Sickness

oh and by the way

simulation Sickness ≠ Motion Sickness

Fixing one may Amplify the other.

This is one way.
this is not the Only Way.

Virtual Reality is an End to a yet-to-be-defined means.

Some stuff that isn't VR:

1. 360 VIDEO

360º Video is an Unhealthy Format FOr VR.

"360º Video is IMMERSIVE"

EVERYTHING IS ANYTHING

WHAT ARE WORDS, ANYWAY

Here, near, far

DESIGNING PERSPECTIVES

VANISHING POINTS CAN BE NESTED, USING TANGENT PLACEMENT.

EVE: Valkyrie

use the goddamn proprioception, luke

Exercise: Design a space without a headset

@omershapira

THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN SHOVING PHOTONS IN UR FACE

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THERE'S MORE TO IT THAN SHOVING PHOTONS IN UR FACE

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