2 Days Left on VFX1 Headgear Virtual Reality System eBay Auction

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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!

You can find out more about the VFX1 VR System here, here, and here. You can download drivers for the system here.

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.

Science Fictional Stuff For Sale: DLP Projector and VR Helmet

The 2009-2010 school year is about to begin, and I’ve been posting a whole mess of things to Craigslist, ebay, and Amazon to increase the buoyancy of my personal finances. There are two SF-related items that I’ve posted on ebay that may be of interest to some of you. The first is a Toshiba TDP-S25 DLP projector [click here for the auction], and the second is a VFX1 Headgear Virtual Reality System Helmet [click here for the auction]. The projector is handy for watching Plan 9 From Outer Space against the side of a house, or playing Wii inside with a bunch of friends (among many other creative and entertaining uses). The VFX1 VR Helmet just looks dang cool. The projector is fully operational, but the VR helmet doesn’t come with the controller card or other accessories that make it run. Happy bidding, and many thanks for checking out the auctions!