The following is a list of the industry publications
in which I've made appearances:
- 1999:"‘Embedding’ the Virtual in Media Industries:
Organisation and Location in VR Technologies" by Nicola Green,
Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey. Paper quotes from "Garage VR" interview, in the context of the ‘garage’ vr community and its overlap with art and industry communities.
- 1996: CyberEdge Journal, Issue #33 (ISSN 1061-3099), Published by
CyberEdge Information Services, p. 1, 4, 6, 7, 8. "Haptics Today: Can you feel
what I mean?" written by Doug Faxon with additional reporting by Ben Delaney.
Article detailing the current state of the art of haptic feedback technology.
- 1995: "Creating Cool 3D Web Worlds With VRML" by Paul
and Mary Summitt (IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. ISBN: 1-56884- 796-3), ppg.
46-50, 54, 66-72, and 79. Referred to Doug Faxon's Home Page as an example
of HTML, as well as referring to the Flaxon Alternative Interface Technology
Web Site. Provides several examples Web browsing using the FAIT site complete
with images from the site.
- 1995: CyberEdge Journal, Issue #27 (ISSN 1061-3099), Published by
CyberEdge Information Services, p. 26. Doug Faxon began being listed in
this issue's masthead with the title of "Web Master".
- 1994: VeRGe Meeting Report for December 15, 1994, by Suzanne Bonelli
(Published by the Virtual Reality Education Foundation, Inc.). Three out
of four pages of this report consisted of Ms. Bonelli's coverage of the
"Evil Doctor Flaxon's" first-ever public appearance, live on
the VeRGe stage. The performance consisted of an introductory technical
presentation on Flaxon Alternative Interface Technologies, its history
and its current projects. The presentation was followed by a live demonstration
of FAIT technology, with Calvin "Vinnie" Grier serving in the
role of "Special Guest Volunteer", who was subjected to several
Flaxon-designed virtual worlds via FAIT's "Flax Machine" head-mounted
display and "Baseball-Bat Haptic Feedback" gloves.
- 1994: PixElation magazine, Number 10 (ISSN 1074-2492), published
by VRASP (Virtual Reality Alliance of Students and Professionals), ppg.
9 and 36. "Maxxing the Stunt Master" article by Charles Lovett
mentions the "Garage Virtual Reality" head-tracker article. Picture
on p. 36 shows Doug Faxon and John Rourke at Meckler '94 show.
- 1994: PixElation magazine, Number 9 (ISSN 1074-2492), published
by VRASP (Virtual Reality Alliance of Students and Professionals) ppg.
20 and 21. "Hardware Hack: Converting the Power Glove to a Head Tracker"
written by Doug Faxon. Reprint of the "Garage Virtual Reality"
article for VRASP members.
- 1994: Virtual Reality Special Report, Premier Issue (ISSN 1074-1038)
, p.30. Review of Jacobson's "Garage Virtual Reality" mentions
Doug Faxon profile and his Escher project.
- 1994: "Play Myst for Me" by Scott Rosenberg of the San
Francisco Examiner. Article on "MYST" CD-ROM game and other multimedia.
Contains a favorable, full-column review of "Garage Virtual Reality",
and references Doug Faxon and his "Proustian" Gaynor project
- 1994: "Synapse, The CD-ROM Journal of the Eclectic" (Published
by Deliriously Serious Softworks, 1994) This product was the first time
Doug Faxon's work appeared on a CD-ROM. The product contains several demos,
among which is Doug's Virtual City VR Demo, which was specially enhanced
for this project. The new version of the demo was subsequently uploaded
to CompuServe's CyberForum demo library, where it still exists today.
- 1994: Fringe Ware Review magazine, Issue #3 (ISSN 1069-5656), ppg.
32-33. "Hacking Up Keyboards" written by Doug Faxon, documenting
how a simple computer keyboard can be used as an alternative interface
- 1994: "Garage Virtual Reality" by Linda Jacobson (SAMS
Publishing ISBN: 0-672-30270-5) ppg. 145, 158-168, 244-250, 418 and 419.
Profile of Doug Faxon as a "VR Pioneer", including several pages
of his life history and technological influences. References to Gaynor
House project and Escher project, with full contents of "The Universe
Of M.C. Escher". Included with the book was a floppy disk, which included
demos of both projects. Technical section of book contains article written
by Doug Faxon on building a head-tracking system from a Power Glove.
- 1994: CompuServe Magazine, March 1994 (ISSN 0891-4672), ppg. 18
and 20. "All Things Cyber" article contains screen shot of Doug
Faxon's virtual city project, with inset box text describing various pieces
of Karen Weatherbee's "Virtual Cities" project. Article places
emphasis on the cooperative nature of the project. Also in same issue were
three listings of Doug Faxon's downloadable demos in the CyberForum library,
including the Escher project, the virtual city, and the Cybersex text file,
containing the entire 6-month Cybersex discussion thread led by Doug Faxon.
- 1993: PixElation magazine, Volume II Number III, published by VRASP
(Virtual Reality Alliance of Students and Professionals) ppg. 5 and 6.
"When Worlds Collide: Cybersex and Societal Values" written by
Doug Faxon taking an in-depth look at the concept of "cybersex"
and what effects its ubiquity might have upon our culture. On page 9 in
the same issue, there is a "behind the scenes" picture of Doug
Faxon's Stair Climber Demo, a system which was demonstrated by Doug and
his assistant Calvin "Vinnie" Grier to over 400 Meckler VR'93 Conference
Hall attendees over three days. The system was exhibited on ABC's news
coverage of the conference on the evening of May 20th, 1993.
- 1993: CyberEdge Journal, July/August Issue #16, published by CyberEdge
Information Services, front cover. Photograph of Doug Faxon with Stair Climber
at Meckler VR'93, with descriptive caption underneath.
- 1993: "Virtual Reality and the Exploration of Cyberspace"
by Francis Hamit (SAMS Publishing ISBN 0-672-30361-1) ppg. 372 and 373.
Credits Doug Faxon with the creation of the Gaynor project, which was included
on the disk packaged with the book.
- 1993: "Virtual Reality Madness" by Ron Wodaski (SAMS Publishing
ISBN: 0-672-30391-4): Doug Faxon and Jerry Isdale were co-technical editors,
ensuring accuracy of documentation of programs referred to in the text.
- 1993: "Best of 'Go Graphics'", (a PRC Publication ISBN
1-881257-04-5) ppg. DVE-3, DVE-6 and DVE-8. Publication lists "Best-Of"
downloads on Compuserve's graphics-oriented forums. Mentioned are Doug
Faxon's "The Universe of M.C. Escher" (the descriptive text file),
"Building Virtual Circuitry" (a text file describing a 3-D analogy
of electronics theory applied to basic education), "Escher Universe
Demo"(the Escher demo file), and "VR Studio Walkthrough of my
Childhood Home" (the Gaynor project).
- 1993: PixElation magazine, Volume II Number II, published by VRASP
(Virtual Reality Alliance of Students and Professionals) ppg. 28-30. "Home
Media: Forget Your TV and Stereo" written by Doug Faxon reviewing
the 1993 Home Media Expo in Beverly Hills, CA. Conceptual keynote of the
Expo was "VR As Entertainment".