With the dawn of the age of alternative reality experiences - whether virtual, augmented or a mix of the two - technological advances are ushering in a new, hyperreality. What tools will we use to create these experiences? What format will we experience them in? And what are the trends that will shape how they develop?
A hyperreal history: the evolution of hyperreality
We’ve discussed ‘hyperreality’ in previous articles but, while the technology enabling it is new, the word itself isn’t.
From dystopia to utopia: the new hyperreality
Hyperreality – where human consciousness can’t distinguish ‘real’ reality from a manufactured version – is already disrupting video gaming and the film industry. But technological developments could impact scores of other industries, too.
Hyperreality: the new trend you need to be ready for
Jon Wadelton explores how VR will evolve to a point where physical and virtual realities appear to merge, giving rise to a new, hyperreality.
Human anatomy and limited technology: the barriers to truly immersive VR
Virtual reality is on the verge of mainstream adoption, but we're a long way off experiences realistic enough to be indistinguishable from real life. So how can we create genuinely convincing, immersive VR?
Virtual Reality: Levels of immersion
Jon Starck gives a peek into an R&D project from Foundry’s Research Team on light-fields for positional VR experiences.
More real than real: creating a feeling of 'presence' in VR
How different levels of immersion are shaping the evolution of VR experiences, and what this could mean for the future of the medium.