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Interactive Collaborative Media Environments

  • D M Traill
  • J M Bowskill
  • P J Lawrence
Part of the BT Telecommunications Series book series (BTTS, volume 16)


Humans have an unrivalled ability for assimilating, understanding and communicating information. This ability when applied to computing is often handicapped by the interface through which we communicate with the information beyond, the ubiquitous interface being the key-board and mouse. Technology is only a solution if the interface is intuitive and closely aligned with the physical and social demands of the human task. Virtual reality (VR) represents a leap in interface technology in which the user is immersed in a graphical and auditory machine representation of a natural (or sometimes abstract) environment.


Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Media Environment Virtual Space Spherical Image 
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  • D M Traill
  • J M Bowskill
  • P J Lawrence

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