Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 162 , Segment 3

Episode: New Drone Rules, London Theater, Retro VR, Therapy Dropouts

  • Oct 21, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 9:10 mins

Guest: Evan Suma, Ph.D., Virtual Reality Researcher in the Mixed Reality Lab at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies Retro video games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong are cool again with teenagers. The pixelated graphics are fun in a vintage-chic way that's so, so vastly different from the movie-like, immersive images of today's video games. But you know what the old school and the new school video games all have in common? Hand-held controllers with joysticks and buttons. That's weird, isn't it? That visually, things would have advanced so far, but you're still controlling the game in basically the same way? Maybe not for long, though, if Evan Suma has his way.

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