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Question: What is a computer generated Virtual Reality? (VR) What is the history of VR? Assess it’s possible applications, benefits and disadvantages.

Answer: The concept of re-creating reality is not new. Spaces of illusion were popular since the sixteenth century. Painters often utilised perspective to project space onto Chapel frescos and ceilings. (Fig A) Andrea Pozzo’s The Nave of Sant’ Ignazio depicts a vision of heaven on the ceilings of the church. He used techniques of illusion in order to extend the physical limits of the ceiling, as if heaven and the church were one and the same place....(short extract)

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  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Course: Computer Science (General)
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 68%
  • Words: 1600
  • Date submitted: October 05, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 2190

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