‘Is the Oculus Rift Sexist?’

Danah Boyd:

Although there was variability across the board, biological men were significantly more likely to prioritize motion parallax. Biological women relied more heavily on shape-from-shading. In other words, men are more likely to use the cues that 3D virtual reality systems relied on.

This, if broadly true, would explain why I, being a woman, vomited in the CAVE: My brain simply wasnโ€™t picking up on signals the system was trying to send me about where objects were, and this made me disoriented.

Fascinating research.

โ˜… Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ads via The Deck Ads via The Deck