On Thursday, Mar 2, Jason held his WRIT 3577W class in the LATIS Emerging Technologies and Creativity (ETC) Lab at Anderson Hall 110 where students had the chance to explore various virtual and mixed realities devices. LATIS personnels Rebecca Moss and Alison Link welcomed the students with introductions to the labspace and provided hands-on guidance to using various technologies. Undergraduate research assistant Bilal Abdelqader provided additional support and interacted with students as they explore the devices. RSTC PhD student Jeremy Rosselot-Merritt shared his research trajectory with students at the end of the visit session.
Students were given an activity worksheet to complete. Questions included finding the similarities among emerging technologies, naming the challenges experienced by user, the "gender"fication of technologies, and envisioning the use of certain devices in specific industries such as education and business.
Among the devices explored by students included: Google Cardboard, Amazon Echo/Alexa, Ricoh Theta 360 camera, HTC Vive & Steam VR, and Makerbot 3D printer.
Students will continue the conversations around invention, innovations, and the rhetorics of technology when they return to class next week.
This entry was written by Jason Tham.