Students are completing their Virtual Reality project, T1VR, for the Oculus Rift in the next two weeks. They are in the lab today recording voiceovers for the robot character in the animation.
Already they have won 2nd Place at WSU’s Student Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity (SURCA) showcase and participated in WSUV’s Research Showcase yesterday. They have also demo-ed the project at the Chancellor’s Luncheon on Friday, April 1. Next Wednesday, April 20, they are exhibiting the project at the Grow Clark County event and following that, they will be participating in Vancouver’s Digital Technology Expo. T1VR promotes the new waterfront development at the Port of Vancouver––referred to as Terminal One––and is commissioned by the Columbia River Economic Development Council. The six seniors creating the project are Amanda Wolcott, Connor Goglin, Matt Lyons, Holly Stassens, Randy Luttrell, and Megan Essman.
T1VR is one of many student-led research projects developed in the MOVE Lab.
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.