Author: Ken Perlin

Author: Ken Perlin

A parallel world

This last week or so I’ve been building a parallel world. I measured all of the sizes in a section of our lab — walls, floors, tables, and so forth. Then I built a computer graphic copy of that world, matching the real thing down to the centimeter. I can walk around in my parallel…

Five slides

I was asked to give a lightning talk this week, part of a series of lightning talks on related topics. I was told that the talk is to last 15 minutes, and that I can’t use more than five slides. I found this contraint to be highly refreshing. Rather than meander all over the place,…

VR is other people

I have been rather concerned recently that major industry players are missing the boat on the potential of virtual reality. This was confirmed for me this past Friday, when I attended an industry panel on the future of VR narrative. To my bewilderment, the panelists described market scenarios and economic models that were, on the…

Future vision

In the NYU Future Reality Lab we spend much of our time thinking about the near future, because that’s what we can actually prototype and then study. But what about the far future — not five years from now but perhaps fifty years or more from now? One thing that I’ve been thinking about recently…