Friday Forum: Virtual Reality Workshop

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Each Friday in the Bragg building at 1 p.m. students, faculty, and guests gather with EMC Chairman, Billy Pittard, at the EMC Friday Forum. It’s an open discussion about inspiration and information such as technological advances, curriculum, news and events as they relate to the EMC department. A recurring theme for the past few years has been the rise of virtual and augmented reality.


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Friday, February 3rd, people gathered for a special opportunity to test out the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The equipment was provided by the Makerspace located in the James E. Walker Library. All students present got to give the Vive and Rift a test drive.

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Along with the virtual reality demonstration Bob Henderson, Media Professional, gave us a look at how he creates 360˚ images using a DSLR camera on a robotic mount.