The month of August proved to be a busy month for the MOVE Lab and demos of our projects. The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce visited on August 1 as part of their WSUV tour. Following that demo on August 13 we hosted 24 legislative staffers from WA State representing both the House and Senate. On August 16 we were honored with two more sets of visitors and gave a demo for each: Senator Maria Cantwell and others in her group were following by Laura Parker, the new STEM Director for SWWA, and representatives from the Fort Vancouver National Trust. We were able to show them the most recent version of iSci, the project we have been building in the MOVE Lab all summer that is an interactive, immersive environment for teaching scientific principles to 6-K students. The photo above shows me talking about the AppBook that is part of the project. The one below show Greg Philbrook demonstrating how one goes about controlling a salt molecule with Kinect and WiiMote.
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.