Parsons and Lang Featured in EDUCAUSE Review Article – VR and AR: The Art of Immersive Storytelling and Journalism

Parsons’ Immersive Storytelling minor and Eugene Lang course featured in the EDUCAUSE Review article VR and AR: The Art of Immersive Storytelling and Journalism The article reviews programs across higher education working with XR and explores the question – as we move into a world of immersive technologies, how will virtual and augmented reality transform storytelling?

… At The New School in New York City, students in the Parsons School of Design can minor in immersive storytelling. Through coursework, students explore experiential and immersive storytelling in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality; data visualization; 360-degree spherical film; and interactive theater. Students also can experiment with 3D in the Motion Capture Studio. Those in the Art, Media and Technology school work on projects that tell nonlinear stories, experimenting with games, virtual reality, and immersive theater. School of Media Studies courses explore new-media narratives, sensory experiences, and developments in transmedia.

In the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, undergraduate students in the Rendering World course this spring will explore media history and theory and the way they inform new affordances and potentials of virtual reality. Students will investigate how world building in VR might inspire new historical and theoretical perspectives. With activities going on across schools, last fall The New School opened the XReality Center, a new research center to advance the study and design of emerging technologies in virtual, augmented, and mixed realities to serve all students and faculty across its five colleges  Read more…