Work on iSci continues, but we stopped briefly last week to give a demonstration to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce who were visiting SWWA on a two-day tour of various sites where STEM research and activities were taking place. 30 people came to the MOVE lab to experience, firsthand, the work we are doing with motion-tracking technologies and virtual environments. We showed them how that students learning chemistry could, with our project, interact with salt molecules by manipulating the Falcon Controller or waving their hands at the molecules projected in 2.5D on the wall.
We have already produced projects like iSci for humanities and arts based learning experiences. iSci marks the first STEM-based one we have produced and it marks the first that involves an AppBook.
The MOVE (Motion Tracking, Virtual Environment) Lab is explores combining sensor-based physical computing with virtual and augmented reality technologies for education, business, communication, and art.
Research Assistant: Greg Philbrook, B.A., CMDC Program
We were pleased to supervise the research of Catlin Gabel senior Marina Dimitrov, who undertook AR as the topic of her senior project. Marina will attend Stanford University in the fall to study Engineering. A summary of her project is online on her blog.
Grigar, Dene. “Hyperlinking in 3D Multimedia Performances.” Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres. Ed. Jörgen Schäfer and Peter Gendolla. Bielefeld, Germany: Transaction Publishers, March 2010.
Grigar, Dene. “Motion Tracking Technology, Telepresence, and Collaboration”. With Steve Gibson. Hyperrhiz 03, Summer 2007.
Grigar, Dene & Steve Gibson. "Found in Space: The Mindful Play Environment Is Born LabLit.
Press & Blog Posts
Dimitrov, Marina. "Hanging OUt in the Holodeck". 11 May 2013.
"Virtual Haunting: WSUV Research Takes Video Gaming to the Next Level". The Columbian. 5 Jun 2011.
"All Hands on the Holodeck. The Columbian. 16 Apr. 2007.
"Dene Grigar Shows Off MOVE Lab at WSU Vancouver. The Columbian. 16 Apr. 2007.
Virtual DJ. "Networked Music Review." Turbulence. 2 Oct. 2007.