60 Seconds of Fame – UBC Education TEC Expo

Thank you to Educational Technology Support for hosting the 2016 TEC Expo, as well as helping to prepare all the Cardboard VR viewers. Today I present Mixing Virtual into Classroom Reality within the one-minute mark, hoping to attract educators, students and curious on-lookers alike. Please drop by my table after the presentations and take a few more minutes to discuss how VR can be brought into a classroom near you!

VR Handout for TEC Expo

Please leave comments below if you want to continue the discussion on-line.

How to Build a Virtual World: Part VI – The Experience

On October 22nd, Emily Carr, VanVR and VanCG collaborated on a six-part talk series, How to Build a Virtual World, held somewhat monthly on Emily Carr’s Granville Island Campus. Available technology wasn’t always there for the presenters, yet a great line-up of speakers from the realms of design, programming, lighting and rigging each walked us through their experiences in the emerging reality of virtual. By February, 2016, it was becoming apparent that all the Gears, Rifts and Vives etc. that were supposed to be shipped along with Santa’s other presents would not be ready to wear until summer! Nevertheless, the series pressed on and today we were presented with multiple treats.

Today, the series wrapped up with The Experience, and what a one it was!

More to come, hopefully pictures too!

Meeting students at the Maker Faire

High schoolers and elementary students visiting the Maker Faire: watch the video, read the tweets, follow the blog, all uploading soon!!

Thank you everyone for making this possible, especially the Educational Technology Support team (Natasha, Bill, Sharon, Ian, Yvonne & Andrea). Big shout out to Paula for providing the cardboard headsets, too, and Alan for the use of the Perception Neuron mo-cap suit, again.

Next up: UBC Centennial Maker Faire

This Thursday, April 7th from 10 am until 2 pm, I will be presenting my Virtual Globe Shakespeare stage at the UBC 100 Maker Faire. Also on display is my Virtual Shakespeare project that will be accessible for guests with their own smartphone and newly made VR Cardboard headset. Rifts, Gears and Vives also welcome!

UBC Maker Bot

Here is the link for more details: UBC Centennial Maker Faire

2016 SAA Digital Salon

Hello Shakespearean Scholars!

IMG_0821Thank you for visiting my Virtual Globe Shakespeare Project in New Orleans. Please sign up for more news in the comment section below. I would appreciate hearing your thoughts on this virtual Shakespeare app.

Below is a video of my slideshow presented at the 2016 Shakespeare Association of America’s Digital Salon during the Annual General Meeting in New Orleans, March 23rd to 26th.