Virtually Adapting to A New Reality

Presentation by Benjamin Van Alstyne
Ph.D. Student researching VR/AR/MR applications in Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas

2020 is a year filled with many challenges, and a lot of them have to do with education and combating misinformation. Among these are the challenges of combating and helping people learn about our society's social injustices and systemic racism. Additionally, here in Southern Nevada, are the challenges that parents/guardians, students, and teachers are facing with distant learning. We are experiencing a historical triggering of major adaptive changes and rearrangements. But what does that mean for cultural preservation and helping educate the public? My research aims to engage the public remotely and help them learn about the richness of human diversity and its past through immersive and emotional experiences using Virtual Reality and 3D modelling; thereby creating resources for teachers to help their students learn through engaging experiences that promote empathy as they learn about other cultures and our past. And doing it in a way that doesn't restrict these experiences to those with big budgets/pockets.

To see some of Ben's 3D modeling visit https://sketchfab.com/LostCityMuseum/models 

A link to the Zoom Webinar will be emailed out to RSVPs the day of the event. Be sure to sign up with a good email address. We hope you can make it. 

WHEN
November 13, 2020 at 6:00pm - 7pm
WHERE
Zoom Webinar
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Beverly Vermillion Jim Clark Mathew Tucker Charles Sas Nataline Chew Fern Russell Jan Doescher Vickie Clay Kara Jones Ashlee Younie frank wheeler Teresa Wriston Gregory Noord Rick Brisard Heather Lackos

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Charles Sas
Nataline Chew
Fern Russell
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Ashlee Younie
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Teresa Wriston
Gregory Noord
Rick Brisard
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