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App of the Week | WebVR Tools

Following up on my StorySpheres post, I’d like to get into the more expansive universe of WebVR. WebVR is a JavaScript API for creating immersive 3D, Virtual Reality experiences in your browser. Unlike standalone VR applications that require high powered computers and expensive headsets to run, WebVR can run on just about any device with […]

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Story Spheres – Virtual Reality & The Humanities

Over the past few years, Virtual Reality has been slowly seeping into the mainstream and finding its footing as a versitile medium. The applications have been far reaching, from medical research to journalism. But a large problem still remains: accessibility––not just in the adoption (at an $800 price tag for high end equipment) but in the […]

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Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Teaching Civics Through Play

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor: Arizona senator, first woman to serve as Majority Leader, first woman appointed to the Supreme Court and most recently, video game creator. After retiring from the Supreme Court in 2006, Justice O’Connor started the iCivics group in 2009. iCivics is a non-profit organization “dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging […]

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The Devil and Video Games

The most recent NY Times Retro Report details the history of the famous tabletop roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons, and its alleged ties to satanism and the occult. Sparked by the disappearance of a gifted young college student who happened to be an avid D&D player, evangelical Christians spearheaded a witch-hunt and “moral panic” against the […]

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The Worst Video Game Ever Made

The year is 1982: you’re a 24 year old game programmer with a very bright future. Your employer, Atari, has just paid $21 million for the licensing rights to one of the highest grossing films of all time, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Steven Spielberg has requested you by name to create a video game adaptation, even […]

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