Definition of oculus
oculiplay \ˈä-kyə-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
1 : a circular or oval window
2 : a circular opening at the top of a dome
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Palmer Luckey, who sold his virtual reality startup Oculus to Facebook for $2 billion, has a new startup working on surveillance technologies.
Three levels down, visitors can peer all the way up through the saltwater and the flotilla of fish thanks to a huge oculus — a 31-foot-wide angled porthole — at the tank’s bottom.
This theory says that the Pantheon was meant to be a microcosm of the universe: all the gods surrounding you, the dome above symbolizing the heavens, and the oculus symbolizing the sun.
Walking around and within the structure, the viewer is immediately consumed by the juxtaposition, as well as uncanny similarity, of natural and unnatural: the large oculus, open floor, and porous surface framing the surrounding coastal landscape.
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