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Virtual Reality Open House

Event Type
Exhibition
Sponsor
Department of Computer Science
Location
4107 Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science
Date
Dec 20, 2017   5:00 - 10:00 pm  
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Virtual and augmented reality technology has recently advanced by leaps and bounds due to widespread investment and interest from consumers, corporations, and campuses around the world. The VR course at the University of Illinois is a one-of-a-kind experience for students that empowers them by leveraging the latest tools and technology. In addition to learning fundamentals about human perception and VR engineering, they collaboratively build first-person, immersive experiences that have the power to touch people in a way that was not possible a decade ago, but is now easily accessible through smartphones and other consumer devices.

Experience virtual reality for yourself through the eyes of Department of Computer Science’s student VR projects from 5-10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, in the VR Lab at Siebel Center (room 4107) on the University of Illinois campus.

Projects from CS @ ILLINOIS’ Virtual Reality course and its 170 students show how VR can be used to explore a college campus or immerse the user in experiences and subjects ranging from learning to walk after a stroke to the life of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who died in police custody in Texas in 2015 and was the subject of intense news coverage.

For some examples of past projects, check out https://courses.engr.illinois.edu/cs498sl3/fa2017/gallery.php

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