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Small Wonders

By Benny Evangelista
Chronicle Staff Writer

Timothy Chu, 10, a fourth-grader at Town School in San Francisco, enjoyed a virtual reality tour of Jamestown, VA., the pioneer English settlement.  The Jamestown program was put together last year by a Novato Middle School class using historical research along with Kinetix's Game Creator program, and the VRQuest™ program.

Timothy's mother, Tara Mochizuki, said the virtual reality helmet on her son's head seemed to her no more than a toy.  But she said she was impressed with the history lesson that went into the program.

"You're not just learning about Jamestown, you're building it," said Warren Black, creator and founder of VR Quest in .

Excerpt from San Francisco Chronicle, Business Section, Saturday, October 10, 1998

 

 




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