09.27.18
Michael Bierut + Jessica Helfand | Audio

Episode 89: Headsets and Holograms


This week, Jessica about her recent experience exploring VR typography courtesy of information designer Lisa Strausfeld. Michael asks Jessica felt displaced or disconcerted moving through a timeline while wearing an Oculus headset.

Jessica says,
It’s no different than binge-watching something on TV. It’s no different than walking down the street being completely captivated by the think you're listening to on your headphones — and most people walking down the street are on headphones listening to something, right?…
The difference is, unlike a podcast or unlike music or unlike something you can do while you're doing something else, this does take you away from reality — Well, you could also argue that everything we do takes us away from the social reality of a physical interaction.

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