One of the early tech demos for the Oculus Rift, but still one of the most beautiful. Blue Marble is part wonderous exhibit of the abilities of virtual reality and part music visualiser – you can apply your own music to the interactive video. It comes with Gary Jules’ ‘Mad World’, which is a fitting tribute to this topsy-turvy snow globe we call home. This is a classy example of just how we expect virtual reality to be used; allowing people to feel some of the experience they might have in outlandish flights of fancy, sub-aquatic simulations and earthly exploration. There are very few limits and with Blue Marble, Jaywalkers have hit the ground running.
Music of the spheres
Some people are using Major Tom (Bowie’s OR Hadfield’s), some think Brian Eno is more fitting (I think HAL’s rendition of ‘Daisy’ would be pretty creepy). Couple this, some noise-cancelling earphones and your favourite chill-out mix on and use this could be an escapist’s dream.. Or at least a relaxing float-tank. It doesn’t get much more isolated than drifting alone in space (ask Pluto).
Blue Marble is free to download now from JayWalkers Interactive website. Here’s a video to whet your appetite:
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