Introduction to Virtual Reality

First let's have a look at a little video.

For the display device presentation, have a look at the Computer Graphics matching presentation

What is VR ?

Some idea...

"The experience of venturing inside a computer-generated "virtual" world, of immersion in data, is what happens in "virtual reality" or "VR." Through various display devices, data are transformed into 3D images you not only see but also hear or even touch."

"Virtual Environments: New Ways to Perceive and Explore Data..."

"In immersive VR, the user becomes fully immersed in an artificial, three-dimensional world that is completely generated by a computer."

"An artificial environment created by computers, in which people can immerse themselves and feel that this artificial reality really does exist." (, USA).

Various names : Virtual Worlds, Virtual Environments, Immersive VR...

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being thaught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system.
Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...

Neuromancer by William Gibson