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When walls become doors into virtual worlds

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12:18pm, May 28, 2002

It was when he was being measured for a new suit that Thomas A. DeFanti, a computer scientist and photographer at the University of Illinois in Chicago, came up with a new angle on virtual reality. DeFanti recalls looking at himself in the tailor's three-mirror booth and wondering whether he could combine computers and a projection system into a high-tech imaging system that would recreate a three-dimensional likeness that would look right from any viewing angle.

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