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 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 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.
In addition to celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, this experience is the perfect opportunity for those who haven’t visited these campus locations in person to virtually walk around and interact with one another the same way they would in person. In this truly immersive experience, guests can also meet virtually and have conversations in real-time.
The presentation showed how CSUSB’s xREAL Lab uses embodied conversational agents in virtual reality to simulate realistic conversations for increasing students’ empathy and engagement.
The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting is a premier event where faculty, IT personnel and industry partners explore different technology-driven approaches to broad learning issues and share expertise across institutions.
Sohail Dahdal will present “The Power of Immersive Media to Connect Diasporic Communities with Their Homeland” from 1-2 p.m. in person at the Pfau Library, room PL-4005, and on Zoom.
As the recipient of the 2021 Graduate Extended Reality Research Scholarship, communication studies student Naim Aburaddi hopes to make it easier for students living in Gaza to communicate with the world and share their stories.
Shane Burrell got into his dream Ph.D. program for this coming fall: the gaming studies program at the University of Oregon.