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Author Evans, Leighton, 1979- author

Title The re-emergence of virtual reality / Leighton Evans
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Series Routledge Focus on Digital Culture
Routledge Focus on Digital Culture
Contents A (brief) cultural history of VR -- The VR business model -- Immersion, of the unique selling point of VR -- Barriers to consumer VR -- Content and the cultural impact of early consumer VR -- Conclusions and a possible future of consumer VR
Summary "In this short book, Evans interrogates the implications of VR's re-emergence into the media mainstream, critiquing the notion of a VR revolution by analysing the development and ownership of VR companies while also exploring the possibilities of immersion in VR and the importance of immersion in the interest and ownership of VR enterprises. He assesses how the ideologies and desires of both computer programmers and major Silicon Valley industries may influence how VR worlds are conceived and experienced by users while also exploring the mechanisms that create the immersive experience that underpins interest in the medium"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Leighton Evans is Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at Swansea University. He is the author of Locative Social Media: Place in the Digital Age (Palgrave, 2015) and co-author of Location-based Social Media: Space, Time and Identity (Palgrave, 2017)
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Subject Household electronics industry.
Multimedia systems industry.
Virtual reality.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018046521
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