Fort Greene store:
Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: David Ewalt presents Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution
Wine reception to follow
Greenlight neighbor, journalist and tech writer David Ewalt (Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It) returns to Greenlight to launch his new book Defying Reality! No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, virtual reality, often referred to as VR, has started to see mainstream success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. Ewalt chronicles the origins of VR in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed products, to a nineteen-year-old video game aficionado from California whose advancements made the recent breakthroughs in VR possible, to the Silicon Valley giants who are now creating a new hundred-billion-dollar industry. Highly praised by fellow technology writers and futurists, Defying Reality makes the argument that VR has the potential to impact every aspect of our social and independent lives. Ewalt discusses his book at Greenlight, followed by a wine reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.