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Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality

Jaron Lanier (author)

Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality

Jaron Lanier (author)
Jaron Lanier, æthe father of Virtual Reality à a high-tech geniusÆ (Sunday Times), tells the extraordinary story of how in just over three decades Virtual Reality went from being a dream to a reality û and how its power to turn dreams into realities will transform us and our world.
Title
Dawn of the new everything : a journey through virtual reality
Author
Jaron Lanier
Language
English
Publisher
London: The Bodley Head, © 2017
xiii, 351 p. : ill.
ISBN
9781847923530 (paperback)
Placing suggestion
528.59 (SISO) Multimedia ; Multimedia (ZIZO)

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About Jaron Lanier

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Jaron Zepel Lanier (, born May 3, 1960) is an American computer philosophy writer, computer scientist, visual artist, and composer of contemporary classical music. Considered a founder of the field of virtual reality, Lanier and Thomas G. Zimmerman left Atari in 1985 to found VPL Research, Inc., the first company to sell VR goggles and gloves. In the late 1990s, Lanier worked on applications for Internet2, and in the 2000s, he was a visiting scholar at Silicon Graphics and various universities. In 2006 he began to work at Microsoft, and from 2009 has worked at Microsoft Research as an Interdisciplinary Scientist.

Lanier has composed contemporary classical music and is a collector of rare instruments (of which he owns one to two thousand); his acoustic album, Instruments of Change (1994) features Asian wind and string instruments such as the khene mouth organ, the suling flute, and the sitar-like esraj. Lanier teamed with Mario Grigorov to compose th…Read more on Wikipedia