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September Learn IT @ Lunch – Virtual Reality Panel

Join us for September’s Learn IT @ Lunch session:

Teaching & Learning with Virtual Reality: Learn About It & Experience It!

What is virtual reality? Imagine being able to travel underwater, into space, on the Amazon River, through a rainforest—all without leaving your desk. Look up, look down, look behind you and the illusion of being immersed in the environment persists. See a humpback whale approach and hear her song as she approaches and swims away. Jump, startled, as a boa constrictor moves across your path through the forest. If you are interested in learning more about virtual reality (VR) and contributing to a growing conversation about how it might be applied to teaching and learning at Duke, join us for this lunch and learn. Learn about the current state of the technology and hear about some ways VR is already being used at Duke. After the panel presentations (noon-1:15), stay and try out some VR devices (1:15-2:00). Attendees will be eligible to win a Google Cardboard VR viewer that can be used with many smartphones. Devices available to try will include the Oculus Rift and, for smartphone apps, the Samsung Gear VR, the Wearality, and Google Cardboard.

Panelists: Elizabeth Evans (DDI), Hannah Jacobs (Wired! Lab & Art, Art History & Visual Studies), Mark McCahill (OIT), Mark McGill (OIT), Regis Kopper (DiVE), Todd Berreth (Visualization & Interactive Systems), Chris Lorch (CIT)

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: noon – 1:15 p.m. (optional hands on session to follow 1:15-2:00 p.m)
Location:  Bostock Library – The Edge Workshop Room (first floor)

No registration required. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

Also, The DiVE will have a special Open House for us that same day from 4-5 in case you want to check it out. (Their normal weekly Open Houses are held Tuesdays).

Complete information about the Learn IT @ Lunch series including descriptions for each of these sessions is available online at: http://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/training/learn_it_lunch/


Don't forget to bring a lunch!
Don’t forget to bring a lunch!

Learn IT @ Lunch is designed to be an opportunity to learn about technology in a relaxed lunch environment.  Each session includes a presentation followed by Q & A.  No pre-registration is required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.  NOTE: Lunch is not provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.

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