Just wanted to let everyone know that my auction for a VFX1 VR helmet on ebay has two days left. Granted, the VR helmet doesn’t come with everything that you need to make it go, so to speak, but this is a heck of a technological artifact from the heady days of the 1990s and the beginning of widespread adoption of the Internet. And just look at my picture above–how cool is that?! I look like I should be in techno-movie like The Lawnmower Man or Strange Days. That could be you, if you win my auction, which has an opening bid of only $49.99!
It’s funny that I’m reading Mark Poster’s The Information Subject right now as I’m selling the Forte VFX1 VR Helmet, or perhaps it’s only coincidence. I mean, I ran across the VR Helmet just after we moved into the new place, and I saved Poster to read after working through some of the other items on my Pomo reading list. I suppose it was an unconscious motivation to sell the VR helmet as I began reading about the Internet, VR, and pomo identity formation. And the irony about the helmet and Poster’s collection of essays is how theorists unwittingly played futurists who failed to capture or realize the topology and new (old) interfaces for the Internet.