Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications
Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications (UNIV 3279) is a project-based introduction to Virtual Reality (VR), co-taught by faculty from Computer Science and History. VR is now a mainstream phenomenon. The New York Times provides VR journalism (and ships its subscribers cardboard viewers). Facebook owns the highest profile hardware manufacturer. Google, Microsoft and countless others are experimenting with hardware and content. In this course students from across the university will join students from Computer Science for an overview of the field of virtual reality, and substantive training in the appropriate tools. Furthermore, faculty mentors drawn from diverse disciplines will guide student teams to create real-world, consequential immersive VR simulations relevant to, and innovative in, their respective fields.