Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58

In this technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementations, and the current and possible future legacy of virtual reality technologies.

1) “Infinite Reality: Avatars, Eternal Life, New Worlds, and the Dawn of the Virtual Revolution” by Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson [http://amzn.to/2hmSakM]
2) “The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality” by Katie Drummond [http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality]
3) YouTube’s Virtual Reality Channel [https://goo.gl/SUwfXr] Continue reading “Virtual Reality – Doc’D #58”

3D Moon Base LastPasses GB/Oculus WWE Contracts – WIRed #102

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It’s time for Episode #102 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses 3D-Printed architecture on the moon, why LastPass is the bees-knees-if-ya-please, playing a virtual Game Boy on the Oculus Rift, and the funny things on WWE Pay-Per-View match contracts! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.

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YOU TOO Can Play a virtual Game Boy in the Oculus Rift

OK; I do love playing video games, but I see no real purpose of playing a video game of me playing a video game. It’s just that the redunancy is not appreiciated by me.  However, this virtual Game Boy emulator that was programmed for the Oculus Rift is pretty interesting.  Essentially, the Facebook-owned virtual reality headset comes with a set of ROMs and a fairly complicated setup as opposed to just grabbing  an actual Game Boy and playing a quick game of Tetris. Continue reading “YOU TOO Can Play a virtual Game Boy in the Oculus Rift”

Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88

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It’s time for Episode 88 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses well-prepared and well-ventilated prefabricated homes, a movie filmed for the Oculus Rift, and a DOUBLE SHOT of Black History with Joseph Saulter in Gaming and Ms. Jackie Moore in Pro Wrestling! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Ventilated Prefabs Zero Points Double Shot of Black History – WIRed #88”

Watch The Trailer to The First Movie Filmed for Oculus Rift!

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Remember when practically ALL OF THE HYPE surrounding the Oculus Rift was about implementing it with virtual reality video games? Well, while that’s still a thing (as shown with many test gaming applications), there have been strides of virtual reality video…like cinema…that you watch…WITHOUT the bother of gaming at all. While it’s still unclear HOW films will be made for the Oculus VR hardware, there now exists an interactive trailer from Condition One (where a friend of The PractitioNERD, Chris Wheeler, is employed as the Chief Technology Officer; I asked him about the Oculus Rift hardware HERE and HERE) that provides the first real preview of what could be achieved with the virtual reality headsets. Continue reading “Watch The Trailer to The First Movie Filmed for Oculus Rift!”

Forest Towers Candy HDDs Oculus Rifting Reggie Parks – WIRed #41

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Following last weeks on-the-road & OVER THE HILL episode, this week’s WIRed discusses a wooden forest watchtower, how to hack an old HDD into a cotton candy machine, the big deal about the Oculus Rift, and why Reggie Parks is the king of belts, among other things!   Continue reading “Forest Towers Candy HDDs Oculus Rifting Reggie Parks – WIRed #41”

Virtual Reality Dreams Realized with Oculus Rift!

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To all of my children of the 1990’s, do you remember the failed promise of virtual reality? Do you recall the days of going to your local mall and trying out the new VR video game at the arcade? Do you remember wearing that stupid, oversized helmet that still had the stink of the prior person who used the unit? **shudders** Anyway, in a nut shell, we the public — as well as developers — were not ready for virtual reality. Nowadays, however, the advancements in technology and gaming have giving an opening for VR to make a comeback, and the belle of the ball is the Oculus Rift VR Gaming Headset from Oculus VR.   Continue reading “Virtual Reality Dreams Realized with Oculus Rift!”