Virtual Reality is a field that has attracted much interest from people of many different disciplines. This is not surprising, since there are so many applications for virtual reality, from architectural building walk-throughs, medical applications and scientific visualization, to performance art. The emphasis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) is on improving virtual reality technology and using it to solve real problems. Some of the current applications of virtual reality at UNC are: architectural building walk-through, radiation treatment planning, molecular docking, and medical X-Ray vision. This paper gives an overview of virtual reality techniques and highlights work in progress and recent developments at Chapel Hill and discusses this work’s relevance to art.
- Richard Holloway, PhD candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA