Silicon Valley, California; Linda Jacobson, Virtual Reality Evangelist at Silicon Graphics, Incorporated, Mountainview, California. Jacobson stands poised over the operations area of one of Silicon Graphics' RealityCenters. The high tech console operates the large wrap-around screen behind her. Jacobson's dream is to be the host of a virtual reality talk show. In the meantime, this former Wired Magazine reporter is content to tout the virtues of Immersive Visualization?the newly coined industry name, she says, for virtual reality. The tangible element of her job at SGI is to manage and market SGI's RealityCenters?facilities designed to do quick representations in a fully interactive graphical interface. These can include virtual factory tours; automobile mock-ups; and mock-up product changes depending on the desires of purchasing company. Model Released (1999).
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