Instructor: Josephine Anstey, email@example.com
Understanding Virtual Reality, William Sherman and Alan Craig, Morgan Kaufman 2003, ISBN 1-55860-353-0
Where and When
CFA 265/66, W 4:00 - 7:50
Attendance: If you are sick or unable to attend a class, email me before the class. More than 3 absences without explanation will impact your grade.
Attendance and participation 50%, final project 50%.
Plagiarism will result in a failing grade for that assignment or project.
This is a studio class in which students are encouraged to create imaginative and compelling interactive graphic and audio environments for Media Study's immersive virtual reality system. The system has a projection-based, 3-D stereo VR display with one large screen, and a tracking system and "wand," with joystick and programmable buttons, to create the interface between the user and the virtual environment (VE). Immersive VR puts the user inside the virtual world with the virtual objects rather than outside, viewing the world on a monitor and manipulating an avatar of herself.
We expect that students
will bring their unique vision and experience to the project and
degrees of technical expertise. They will acquire or expand their
of the Ygdrasil VR authoring system, 3D modeling, and 3D graphics
responsive VR requires a wide-variety of skills and students are
encouraged to gather into collaborative teams. We will also look
at existing VR
art experiences, artists and research issues. However the main
purpose of the course is to complete wholly or in part
a substantive VR project, that will be exhibited in a final show.
Students are not only responsible for the content and logistics of the
During the semester students will make two presentations - one
practical and one analytical, as well as reporting regularly on the
progress of their work.
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Disabilities: If you have a disability
(physical, learning or psychological) which may make it difficult for
you to carry out the course work as outlined, and/or requires
accomodations such as recruiting note takers, readers, or extended time
on exams and assignments, please contact the Office of Disability
Services, 25 Capen Hall, 645 2608, and also your instructor during the
first two weeks of class. ODS will provide you with information and
review appropriate arrangements for reasonable accomodations.