For the first time, CSUSB has introduced motion capture technology into its theatre training. Performance capture will be coming next. Kristi Papailler, assistant professor of acting and directing, breaks it down for us.
The Faculty Center for Excellence also begins the new academic year with an expanded new structure that unifies faculty support and professional development in one center.
Mihaela Popescu (communication studies) discussed the new CSUSB-Annenberg Pipeline Program with the Annenberg School for Communication, Mike Stull (entrepreneurship) introduced the new Entrepreneurial Resource Center, a partnership with the city of San Bernardino, Andrea Giuffren (criminal justice) coauthored a study on the long-term impact of juvenile crime, and Donna Garcia (psychology) coauthored research on claims of bias by “high-status” groups.
The main goal of the collaboration between assistant professor Jordi Solsona-Puig’s class and the xREAL Lab was to integrate technology in the lesson planning, specifically the resources found through 3D and augmented reality (AR) from an equitable approach to designing learning experiences.
The experiences of refugees who survived the devastating earthquake that struck Syria and Turkey will be shown in 360-degree immersive footage captured by the panelists at the April 18 event, which will be presented virtually.
The free screening of Shalini Kantayya’s 2020 documentary and the faculty panel that follows will be held from noon to 2:15 p.m. at the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union Theater (SMSU South, Room 107). Attendees can also join via Zoom.
The CSUSB xReal Lab team hopes to not only raise awareness, but also increase empathy with the refugees in an attempt to increase humanitarian aid.
The CSUSB poster presentation focused on a 360-degree virtual tour of the In|Dignity exhibition allowing to live on after the exhibition closes.
The virtual reality environment was introduced as part of the event, titled “Yesterday's Future: The Centuries-Long Quest For Virtual Reality,” hosted by the Annenberg Virtual Reality ColLABorative.