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Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ

Deanna A. Thompson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion
Deanna A. Thompson

We who care about religious communities must also pay close attention to ways in which online religious ideas and practices--even the virtual presence of the one Christians call Christ--manage to make real bodily difference in the actual world.

DIY Scanning Electron Microscopes, Virtual Reality and Valve: An Interview with Ben Krasnow

Alison Dorantes-Garcia | Posted 04.04.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alison Dorantes-Garcia

Have you ever wished that your windows would clean themselves? Or that you could control a mouse cursor just by talking? Where does someone even begin...

PODCAST: Rap Battle and Interview with HuffPost Data Scientist

Posted 04.01.2014 | Huffpost Code

The Floating Points Podcast is a weekly broadcast from the HuffPost Labs team that features opinions on tech news and interviews with special guests. ...

6 Ways Virtual Reality Is Already Changing The World (No Facebook Required)

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.28.2014 | Technology

Virtual reality (VR) can make anything possible. While Facebook's recent $2 billion acquisition of virtual reality hardware company Oculus VR migh...

Go Home, Facebook. Yelp Just Won

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.27.2014 | Technology

Maybe Facebook should have held off on that decision to buy Oculus VR after all. I mean, sure, that's a cool virtual reality headset maker. But it...

Video Gamers Are DONE With Oculus Rift Now That Facebook Owns It

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Video gamers are, if anything, an opinionated bunch. So when Facebook shocked everyone on Tuesday by announcing it was spending $2 billion to buy Ocul...

What's An Oculus Rift, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

As you've probably heard, Facebook bought Oculus VR for $2 billion. While that's an exciting sum, it probably means very little to you if you have no ...

Bianca Bosker

Facebook Begins Its Quest To Eradicate Face-To-Face Contact

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Technology

Now, logging onto Facebook means looking at photos of a friend’s birthday party. With Facebook’s latest acquisition, it soon might mean joining th...

Facebook Makes MASSIVE Virtual Reality Purchase

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology

Facebook's stepping into the world of virtual reality. The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has reached a deal to acquire Oculus VR, a com...

There's Now A PlayStation You Can Wear On Your Face

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 03.19.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony is getting into the virtual reality business. The Japanese electronics and gaming giant unveiled a prototyp...

Welcome to the Future: Virtual Keyboards

Sonia Gil | Posted 03.14.2014 | Technology
Sonia Gil

Do you recall the scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise is pressing laser buttons that appear to be floating in thin air? Well, the future is here! Now you can do it yourself! Laser keyboards are sure to quench your sci-fi thirst.

Searching for Permanence

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?

Men And Women Get All Freaky Friday With This Virtual Reality Device

The Huffington Post | Taylor Casti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Talk about seeing the world through someone else's eyes. Virtual reality gaming headset Oculus Rift is being used in Gender Swap, an experiment wit...

Know Thy Avatar: Good and Evil in the Gaming World

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.24.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

It's all good fun. But is it possible that such complete immersion in novel and extraordinary identities might have unintended consequences?

Can Things Be Too Good?

Saeid Fard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Saeid Fard

Some people might think I am conflating too many problems into one. Maybe I am, but whatever the web of systemic influences might be, I think we will see in coming times more examples of cultural backlashes against "too goods."

The Future of the Internet!

Cadell Last | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Cadell Last

A complete blurring will change every aspect of how we live our lives and interact with the rest of humanity. What does a planet covered in advanced easily accessible space-time wormholes look like?

Virtual Online Dating...It's for Real (Sort of...)

Kristen Houghton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Kristen Houghton

Technology has forever altered the way humankind interacts and virtual dating is a product of our techno-lives. Whether it will make "meeting" a potential mate easier or not is a matter of opinion and personal choice. The dating world may have been completely changed for all of us..

Atlas: Mapping Virtual Reality Onto The Real World

Turnstyle | Posted 10.02.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) Anyone who grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation has had one persistent dream: to one day stand on a holod...

Virtual Reality Makers Oculus VR Have a Plan: Free

Turnstyle | Posted 09.15.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) While I can't contain my excitement over the Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset I was able to try out at...

The VR Dreams of the 90's Are Alive

Turnstyle | Posted 08.18.2013 | Technology
Turnstyle

By Noah J. Nelson (@noahjnelson) The last time most video game players were excited about virtual reality was the 1990s. Before internet browsers we...

On Demons And Virtual Reality

Peter Rollins | Posted 07.30.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

A virtual reality does not necessarily even exist in the mind, for individuals can be deeply influenced by a virtual reality that they don't even believe in or know exists. The demonic, as an oppressive force upon our lives, captures this virtual dimension.

Remembering the Human: E-lit and the Art of Memory

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

Christine Wilks's literary games harness the bodies of players to create poetic meditations on virtual and embodied forms of existence and memory. Coming from a background in film, she transitioned to digital writing, and is one of several e-lit creators who writes her own code.

Bitcoin: A Brave New World

Tony Mckenna | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Tony Mckenna

The idea of a peer-to-peer virtual currency floated across vast swathes of international populations irrespective of borders could well be the next stage in the evolution of money -- its brave new world.

The Virtual Reality Revolution Is Here

AP | By DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's back. The virtual reality headset, the gizmo that was supposed to seamlessly transport wearers to three-dim...

Matthew Weinstein: When the Revolution Comes, It Will Be a 3D Animation Entertainment With Art Merchandizing

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Matthew Weinstein isn't the first artist to take on the 1950s Situationist guru, Guy Debord, and his warnings against the decadence of spectacle. But until now we didn't see the narration of spectacle played out in the art world with the combined mise-en-scène of theater and the technical illusions of cinema.