(as of Jun 02,2021 15:47:27 UTC – Details)
A new book by the author of Smithsonian Maker Lab that explores the realities of virtual reality, explaining what VR is and how it works. Includes an app download for five exclusive VR experiences and a cardboard viewer with stickers to make it your own.
Learn about the history of VR, from how it was invented to how it is used in the world today—beyond smart phone apps—and how VR headsets play with your senses of sight, sound, and touch to fool you into thinking you are somewhere else. Then use the included VR viewer and smartphone app download to come face-to-face with a T. rex, look inside a volcano, explore the Roman Colosseum, hop aboard the International Space Station, and peek under the surface of a pond.
Created in association with the educational VR company Curiscope, this groundbreaking book from DK explains everything you need to know. Are you ready to be transported?
From the Publisher
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality only became widely available in the 2010s, but its history stretches back more than 50 years.
How We See in 3D
We see in 3D because each of our eyes see what is around us slightly differently. See for yourself by doing this simple experiment.
Jump into a Pond
What better way to explore a pond than to shrink down to the size of an insect? With VR, you can do that! So get ready to experience a pond like never before.
Explore the Colosseum
Earthquakes and fires have destroyed much of the original building, but the Colosseum is still one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. In VR, you can see how the Colosseum would have looked in its prime.
Who Uses VR?
Most people use VR for entertainment, such as computer games, or for education. But some people use it in their jobs. Here are just a few of the ways VR is used in the real world today, plus a glimpse into how it might be used in the future.