Critical Approaches to Culture + Communications

A Weblog by Ron Burnett (Founded in 1994 and now celebrating 23 Years!!)

This site began as one of the first academic sites in Canada when the World Wide Web was in its early phase of development. I have maintained it through many iterations since 1994.

TED 2014 Vancouver

I just tested the Oculus Rift, which is a headset that you wear to experience virtual reality. The headset fits snugly over your head and is very light compared to previous versions of VR equipment. The "Rift" costs 300 dollars. I watched or the better term might be experienced what it might be like to be in the International Space Station watching our planet pass by. It was completely immersive and wonderful. The file is actually available for the public at the following site and you can find out more at the Wikipedia entry for the Oculus. 

An image of the Oculus Rift

An image of the Oculus Rift