virtual worlds

Motherboard

This ‘Second Life’ Avatar Creator is Selling Virtual Stretch Marks, Cellulite, and Boob Veins

Customers want more flaws on their online bodies.
Samantha Cole
8.28.18
Music

Humans Get 3D-Scanned into N. Lannon's "Another Love" [Music Video]

Take a surreal trip to a spectacularly playful ocean planet in Michael Langan and Najeeb Tarazi's 3D-scanned music video for the San Rafael-based songwriter.
Emerson Rosenthal
12.1.15
video

This Video Shows Just How Big ‘Second Life’ Really Is

It would take three weeks to walk through the virtual world.
Clinton Nguyen
11.5.15
uk

The UK Wants Gamers to Fix Its Cybersecurity

The Cyber Challenge, backed by government and industry, is trying to appeal to gamers with a virtual skyscraper of cyber games.
Victoria Turk
9.29.15
Gaming

Mind-Bending Architecture Photos from a World Inspired by Escher

William Chyr's 'Manifold Garden' is like being inside a physics-defying piece of art.
Beckett Mufson
9.25.15
Music

[Music Video] A Lavish Trip Inside an Empress' 3D-Scanned Palace

Visual art duo Pussykrew uses 3D scanning technology to create the world of Sevdaliza’s "That Other Girl."
Benoit Palop
9.9.15
Germany

Virtual Reality Without Awkward Body Sensors

You don't need a controller when the room is your sensor.
DJ Pangburn
6.11.15
Perfect Worlds

The Dystopian Future of Holographic Protests

The first holographic protest might have seemed like a clever way around protest restrictions, but it was really meant to be ironic.
Emiko Jozuka
5.7.15
Sex

Real-Life Sexism Follows Women into Virtual Worlds

Female World of Warcraft avatars are judged by their looks more than male avatars. But women playing as men are also discriminated against.
Emiko Jozuka
5.6.15
Art

'GTA V' Player Channels His Inner Ai Weiwei

Digital artist Roc Herms transports Weiwei's iconic gesture to Los Santos.
Rubén Moldes
4.30.15
Goodbye Meatbags

The Quest to Make Massive Gaming Worlds Realistically Complex

London startup Improbable is trying to make simulated worlds where you can interact with everything, and actions have consequences.
Victoria Turk
4.17.15
Art

I Had an Out-of-Body Experience at an Oculus Rift Art Show

Inside the candy-colored vistas and creepy creatures of Jeremy Couillard's 'Out of Body Experience Clinic,' which opens today at Louis B. James Gallery.
Kate Messinger
4.3.15
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