Game Media – Contextual Blog Post.


After deciding on focusing on my certain idea/topic for my DA:

“The relationship between Games and Cinema expressed by the technology of VR”.

I have managed to find several research sources that have all provided me with further creative insight and interest to compose an audio-visual essay.

With this option, I will be able to use the history and evidence of how Virtual Reality all began, and incorporate it into a slideshow before I begin to analyse exactly the role of Virtual Reality in cinema, and current contemporary society.

Finding the works of Link Trainer and The First Flight Simulator;   

Screen Shot 2019-08-14 at 11.42.56 am Source:

To The Ultimate display by Ivan Sutherland in 1965, to then Artificial Intelligence, these moments have all lead up to 1987 when Jaron Lanier, founder of the visual programming lab (VPL), coined the term “virtual reality”. Which now holds a new definition and meaning, which…

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