Getting immersed in your topic is usually a great idea...
... and in the past couple of years, a number of different technologies have emerged that let you record and view 360-degree "immersive" videos. Here's a nice example from David Hsieh:
This is just one of many examples of immersive imagery.
As you probably know, the New York Times is (justly, in my opinion) famous for their Google Cardboard VR stories.
But you can imagine where my interest lies--how do you search for these things?
Today's SearchResearch Challenges:
1. How DO you find immersive online experiences? (I've mentioned videos as one way to be immersed. Are there other ways to get that experience?)
2. How can you find immersive experiences by location? For instance, can you find all of the immersives that are near the Wat Chedi Luang temple in Thailand, especially ones that show the famous reclining Buddha? For instance, can you also find an immersive that shows you the view from the mountain peak that's about 5 miles (8 km) to the west of the temple?
|Reclining Buddha at Wat Chedi Luang temple, Thailand.|
Most importantly for this week--say HOW you found the immersive experiences. What search terms did you use? And if you learn any new concepts about immersive experiences, let us know what terms / concepts you now know.
(Keep in mind we're not looking for holodecks, but immersive experiences that you could plausibly have at home or in the office.)
Search on... immersively!