Postponed: Where We Are Now: Extending Virtual Reality to the Humanities

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March 13, 2020 - 10:30am to 4:00pm
Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery
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POSTPONED: The AVMR Working Group and the library will reschedule this event at a later date.

This gathering is designed as both an introduction and a follow-up for anyone interested in finding out more about how UM faculty are using extended reality technologies in humanities-centered classrooms—in particular, to explore new ways of teaching diversity, empathy, historical imagination, and critical awareness of the technology itself. 

What kinds of devices and content are in play, and how can we use them meaningfully in our teaching? What kinds of support are available for faculty looking to experiment with course design, classroom tech management, and student experience?

The afternoon will include a conversation with faculty and tech experts, another with students and former students, and a host of demos, experiences, and exhibitions of student work from humanities-centered courses incorporating extended reality technologies. Colleagues from the Provost’s AVMR (augmented, virtual and mixed reality) Working Group, the Shapiro Design Lab, the Duderstadt Center, LSA Academic Technologies Services, Library Operations Outreach & AV Services, and other campus groups will be on hand to provide support and guidance as you explore the many opportunities and resources available.

We’ll offer refreshments as well as food for thought about how we might re-imagine knowledge-making and explore critical arts & humanities perspectives on extended reality practices.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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Library Contact
Stephen J Griffes
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