I chilled on one of those park benches after my 30-minute jogging stint this morning. While deeply inhaling the nippy, clean air to cool down the palpitating system, I watched other souls get their bit from the track. Somewhere, this five-minute interlude stimulates some sort of reflection on things. And, this morning was no different.... Continue Reading →
WE ARE ONE: LESSONS FROM NEANDERTHALS AND HOMO SAPIENS
Neanderthals, the extinct species of our early human ancestors, populated the Earth for about 400,000 years... only to disappear around 30 to 40,000 years ago. How come the powerfully built brutes who successfully survived even the harshest conditions of ice-age disappear so quickly and suddenly? Various intriguing theories abound, on reasons that could've triggered their... Continue Reading →
WRITERS’ EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 3
RESUMING FROM WRITERS’ EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 2 "Soooo funny!" "Oh, yeah... you bet! Both of us were watching the same movie yesterday. But, both of us ended up watching different movies!" "We're laughing hard but yeah... seriously it was spooky. How can that be?" "They say something like invisible interaction.... Continue Reading →
WRITERS' EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 2
RESUMING FROM WRITERS’ EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 1 In the virtual reality frame I set up, what are the objects that could possibly catch the attention of this eye? To be more precise, which of those object(s) do I, the storyteller, want this eye to see? "Wait!" I alert myself. "Don't rush... Continue Reading →
WRITERS' EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 1
Taking off from WRITERS AND THEIR ON-GOING EVOLUTION! Ah! How unfair of me to have you seated next to me so passively, while I'm steering you to the destination I've already planned! I, of course, know you love being led as long as the drive's exciting. But, I also know you've got a devilishly inquisitive mind... Continue Reading →
WRITERS AND THEIR ON-GOING EVOLUTION!
I presume all writers are designed to tell great stories. The reasoning behind my rather well-justified presumption is this. Writers have an uncanny ability to infuse life into their words. Uncanny because words are words at the end of the day... they should deliver the same effect irrespective of who uses them... but, why's it... Continue Reading →
Adventure the Power Within!
Oh! That interesting bundle of virtues and vices... how so inextricably it's tied to our persona that it's become very much an essential part of us. No wonder then that we're a microcosm unto ourselves - with those proud sparkles of glow interspersed with long eclipsed alleys of blackness. Take a U-turn! Ha! How inviting... Continue Reading →
How do Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality pitch themselves against each other?
Virtual elements are fast catching up with the real-world elements... on a supplementary note, that is. They get us environments (and get us into environments) that we don't have access to in real life. These enhanced realities are predicted to be THE future of learning because, by their sheer technological and visual excellence, they offer... Continue Reading →
WHY THE MIND NEEDS TO STAY AGILE DESPITE FOLLOWING ALL RECOMMENDED NORMS!
Because, more often than not, things do go out of control... they don't always stick to the course we've fore-planned. It's not to say we've been haphazard in our course of action. We've been thorough in our analysis of the context... we brainstorm all possible solutions... we make an informed decision on the most appropriate... Continue Reading →
INTRINSIC MOTIVATION DRIVING LEARNING ALL THE WAY!
After a 'weekend-long picnic' outing, Tom and Dan are back in the office. While waiting for the lift, Tom declares, "Not much of work! Looks like a pretty easy week for me. Chill for you too?" TOM WANTING IN HIS INTRINSIC MOTIVATION. Dan smiles, "Nope. Packed!" Getting to his seat, Dan rushes through his day's... Continue Reading →