Macunx VR is set to deliver a new way to learn inside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later today.
This new app from Aleksandar Kojic, Milos Kojic and publisher Linguisticator was funded on Kickstarter last year. It allows users to create their own virtual memory palaces. A memory palace is a way of organizing a user’s memories by first associating information with images and then placing them in an environment that allows you to systematically revisit and remember the information at an appropriate time. You can see how it works in the video below.
So, say you wanted to remember all the different types of VR headsets out there. You might associate images with the Rift, Vive, PSVR, Go and others using objects that rhyme of sound like the given device. You could then place them around an environment familiar to you and memorize them as you tour your surroundings. In theory, this would help you to mentally revisit the palace later on when you need that information.
To help with this, Macunx allows importing of 3D models from Google’s Poly platform that you can place on pedestals and other objects. You can also use fences and walls to steer yourself through a memory palace and summon 2D images from Pixabay, too. It’s an intriguing idea that could be beneficial to things like exam revision or job interviews.
For now, Macunx VR is free to use as an Early Access buold, though that may change in the future.