Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Photos from Television

Mike Sacks has a large collection of photos taken from TV that have some comedic value. Here are a couple examples of his collection. Check out the link below for more.Link

Virtual Iraq for Veterans

Albert Rizzo, a University of Southern California Clinical Psychologist, has developed a new virtual reality system that simulates the horrors of Iraq to help vets suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The system uses a head-mounted display, earphones, and a smell generator to re-create the many horriying elements of the battlefield. Seems kind of strange way to treat someone who is still freaking out cause of war time experiences but according to the research it will help the veterans become desensitized to their fears. The U.S. Department of Defense is currently testing the system on soldiers returning from Iraq with serious psychological trauma. Read more about it in the New Yorker after the link below.Link