Friday, January 4, 2008
I don’t mind being in touch with reality, as long as I don’t have to live there. Bob Thaves
Years ago some friends and I traveled to the VR (Virtual Reality) show in Boston. This was when VR was promised to be everywhere in just a few years. Now that was about 1994 and it is still a long way off but when something gives even an inkling of that sort of tech I get excited about it. Tiltviewer is a site that pulls photos from the site Flickr. It pulls in wonderful and interesting images from all over. Now this is a very simple site on the face of it. All it does is present the pics in a sort of floating blackness and to see it closer just click. Once it is enlarged click the arrow to see the details. If you like the photo and want to see more from the photographer just click the go to the Flickr page. I have to say viewing it in the browser window defeats the purpose. Right click anywhere and choose full screen. Now you have that pseudo VR effect. I just need a helmet and a glove and I am ready to roll. If you have five minutes to look at glorious images from around the globe give this one a try. It is how I found this photo. It makes me laugh at least.