Your Wii remote has probably been gathering dust in a drawer or down the back of a sofa somewhere. Well, it's time to dig it back out because researcher Johnny Lee's 2008 TED talk "Wii Remote Hacks" came onto my radar this week and it turns out there's plenty of life left in the old white brick.
In Homo Ludens, the iconic treatise on the cultural importance and prevalence of play, Johan Huizinga makes one of society’s first attempts to systematically categorise the notion of play. It wasn’t a popular idea then, but we’re currently witnessing a Huizinga revival with similar discourses growing around video games.
In 2014, the Virtual Reality world was reawakened by Facebook's controversial purchase of Oculus VR, the virtual reality guru that brought us the Oculus Rift. Since then, Sony's backed the enterprise with its Project Morpheus and Microsoft has taunted us all with the promise of the HoloLens. It's safe to say, however, some people are... Continue Reading →