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Our Best Wishes to You this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from the Visual Purple team.

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Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Greetings all VP loyal blog followers! Our apologies for not being consistent in our blog posts as of late…new offices, new technology, an expanding team have kept our ops tempo up! Most exciting is our game-changing technology released in September… years in development, GisterPRO is a cloud-powered Exploratory Search technology. Huh? What did you say? […]

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Virtual Worlds: Not Everyone has a ‘Second Life’

My how time flies… We are quickly approaching the end of 2011 which reminds me that it is once again time to reflect back on a prediction that I have mentioned in past blog entries. Way back in 2007 Gartner predicted that “By the end of 2011, 80 percent of active Internet users (and Fortune […]

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Startup a Conversation on Twitter With Us

Visual Purple has been on Twitter for some time now.. so why not follow us?

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Generations X, Y and Z

Generation Z, also known as the Digital Generation is defined as people born between the early to mid 1990’s and the early 2000’s. What they bring to the table is a back of the hand knowledge on social networking and other applications as their lifestyles are predominately dominated by technology. From the type of cell […]

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Visual Purple named Military Training Technology Top Simulation Company for 2011

Visual Purple was just recognized as a Top Training and Simulation Company for 2011 by Military Training Technology. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Visual Purple has made the list. MT2 publishes the list each year, with the winners selected by an impartial panel of judges from a highly competitive group of companies. A […]

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Serious Gaming in the United States Military

In an article featured in the August 2011 issue of Military Training Technology the magazine asked, “What role(s) will your company best fill as the United States military turns more to the use of serious gaming in an effort to reduce the military’s training costs while maintaining the combat readiness of the warfighter?” Here is […]

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Virtual Worlds for the Defense Sector

The Department of Defense has been in the news on a number of occurrences in past months highlighting the use of virtual worlds by the organization. They are utilizing virtual worlds for a host of different applications, one of which deals with post-traumatic stress in our soldiers, see this story for more details. This project […]

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The Uncanny Valley

The “Uncanny Valley” is a phenomenon that leads to a reaction from an all ‘but-not-quite-right’ simulated human form, whether it be robotic or animated.

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A Realistic Human-Like Avatar

“Virtual Humans Keep it Real” outlined the Army-funded research for virtual reality being conducted at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.

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