Tips from Hitchcock, Health Problems Due to VR, How Museums Will Die, Becoming Pigs (Newsletter #4)

Howdy! This week we're going to focus on an important albeit controversial issue: health problems res


August 18 · Issue #4 · View online
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Howdy! This week we’re going to focus on an important albeit controversial issue: health problems resulting from virtual reality. Could having a VR experience give you chronic brain disease? What happens when this technology is unleashed onto millions of people? 
Alex Handy opens up about his severe dizziness from a VR experience three weeks ago. (“My head feels like it’s being squashed into an iron clamp”). Instead of whining, Alex approached Mayank Mehta, head of UCLA’s neurophysics lab, who is studying the impact of VR on neurons in the brain using rats. That’s right—rats. The findings are shocking and scary. Read the full article down below. 
(To balance things out, I’ve included an article on how VR is helping terminally ill and aging World War II Veterans who can’t physically travel to see their memorial. This research is headed by a respected neurotherapist, so it’s kosher, not more fluffy rhetoric.)
Changing gears, ever wondered what Alfred Hitchcock would do with virtual reality? Hitchcock geek Joel Gunz takes a deep dive into The Master’s cinema which, in fact, always aspired to virtual reality. It is a terrific read; and a special treat if you’re into Hitchcock.
We also have a charming little story from Shad Clark about people becoming pigs. Yep, impossible is nothing in VR :)
See you next week,

How Virtual Reality Might Break Your Brain
Your Brain on VR Video: The New Chill Pill?
Want to be the Alfred Hitchcock of Virtual Reality? Tips from The Master
The New York Times Has Acquired a VR Agency
When People Become Pigs, Virtually
VR Will Break Museums
10 Global Research Centers are Proof that VR is More Than Gaming
Casio EX-FR200 Will Capture Your Wide-angle Selfie and 360 Video World
Thin VR-ready Gaming Laptops with NVIDIA's New Chip Start at $1300
GoPro Has Made an Excellent Pro-level VR, But That Doesn’t Solve its Real Problems
The Fight for Fallujah - 360 VR Video from The New York Times
Pete's Dragon Magic in the Woods - 360 VR from Disney
The Cube: Creating a Realtime Bullet Time Rig with 12 BlackMagic Cameras, FFMPEG & nodeJS.
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