A man from New Zealand who built a virtual world for his two daughters was inspired by the space race to create a world for them to explore in a few years.
The man, Andrew Wile, had been working as a hobbyist when he decided to build a virtual reality (VR) world to share with his children in New Zealand.
He set about building a small base in New England to test out his ideas.
“I got interested in virtual reality when I was working as an apprentice at an art school in the UK.
It was something that was very appealing to me because I had been studying photography and had never done it, but I had done photography in a museum.
I was fascinated by the idea of virtual reality, and I had a strong interest in the space age,” he told New Scientist.
Wile then decided to turn his attention to the future.
“I decided I wanted to build an amazing virtual world that would be the centrepiece of a school project, so I decided to use the time in my day as a virtual teacher to make a virtual classroom where I would teach my students how to use their VR headsets to create an immersive experience for them.”
It’s a really interesting idea and I’m not a big fan of the idea that we will all have to go into a virtual-reality room to learn.
I was intrigued by the concept of using VR to create learning opportunities and I was very keen to see if I could do it myself.
“The world Andrew Wiled built, a virtual space for his daughters to explore.
In 2014 Wile built the virtual space called “The Space” which was a virtual museum of his childhood.
It featured a room of various objects including a bookcase, a computer, a TV and a desk.
Andrew Wiles says he has been inspired by space exploration.
One of the earliest images of the virtual world was from a flight to the moon.
The Space is one of the more popular of Wile’s creations, and it is currently open to the public.
Wile has also created a video series called “Making Space” on which he tells his own stories of creating the virtual environment, which he explains are “a series of stories, and a lot of them are about my own experience in creating the space, and about my experiences learning and learning to build the space.”
The New Zealand man’s first wife, Kate, had to leave the family home after the birth of their son in January 2017.
The two have since been married for 10 years.
The husband and wife decided to open a small school in New Bedford, New South Wales, which they hoped would become a home for Wile and his children.
They have since made the world a place for Wiles to share his creations and to teach his students how they can create their own VR worlds.