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Immersive Learning Curriculum Innovation Initiative Spring 2021

We are thrilled to share the proposals selected for the Spring 2021 Immersive Learning Curriculum Innovation Initiative. Led by Maya Georgieva, Director of Education Futures/XReality Center, the faculty and students in the courses are prototyping, building experiences, meeting and collaborating in social virtual worlds. During the course of the spring semester faculty and students are exploring teaching and learning with 360 video, social virtual worlds and tools like Blender, Unity, WondaVR, The Pico and Oculus Quest 2 headsets and others.

Project Title: Virtual Spaces as Sites for Participatory Design-based Research; and Learning from Experiences at the End of Life: virtual reality and co-creative pedagogies
Faculty: John Bruce
Courses: CINEMATIC TROPES as DESIGN PROCESS; and MFA TRANSDISCIPLINARY DESIGN SUPERSTUDIO
Program/ School: PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN: DESIGN STRATEGIES

Project Title: DIMENSIONS: Mixed Reality Environments
Faculty: Miyö Van Stenis
Course: DIMENSIONS
Program/ School: PARSONS PARIS: PARIS ART, MEDIA & TECHNOLOGY

Project Title: Sound and Virtual Space
Faculty: John Roach
Course: SOUND AND VIRTUAL SPACE
Program/ School:PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN: PARSONS FIRST YEAR

Project Title: VR and AR Filmmaking
Faculty: Faculty: Al Hallak
Course: EDITING
Program/ School: EUGENE LANG COLLEGE LIB ARTS: CULTURE AND MEDIA

Project Title: Redesigning Time
Faculty: Joseph Ayers
Course: TIME
Program/ School: PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN: PARSONS FIRST YEAR

Project Title: Dimension in the Archive
Faculty: Courtney Stephens
Course: THE ARCHIVAL IMAGINATION
Program/ School: EUGENE LANG COLLEGE LIB ARTS: CULTURE AND MEDIA

Project Title: Keeping It (Virtually) Real: Hip Hop Arts Ed in XR
Faculty: Samuel Sellers
Course: HIP HOP PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE
Program/ School: EUGENE LANG COLLEGE LIB ARTS: THE ARTS

Project Title: Immersive Nonfictions
Faculty: Amir Husak
Course: DOC PRACTICE & EMERGING MEDIA
Program/ School: SCHOOLS OF PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: MEDIA STUDIES

Project Title: Soothe me
Faculty: Faculty: Niberca (Gigi) Polo
Course: MENTAL HEALTH BY DESIGN
Program/ School: PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN: PARSONS FIRST YEAR

Project Title: Graphic Design History Immersion Rooms – Periods of Graphic Design and Student  Galleries
Faculty: John Battista De Santis
Course: Graphic Design History
Program/ School: PARSONS: CONTINUING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Project Title: Live Performance and Video Screening rooms for TOPICS: PERFORMANCE/MUSIC
Faculty:  Jonathon Rosen & Robert Sikoryak
Course: TOPICS: PERFORMANCE/MUSIC SPRING 2021
Program/School: PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN: ILLUSTRATION

SUMMER and FALL 2021 

Project Title: The ‘Democracy & Diversity’ Summer Graduate Institute in Wroclaw, Poland – Summer 2021 – organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at NSSR
Faculty: Elżbieta Matynia, Sociology, NSSR and director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS)

Project Title:  Implementing VR/AR in Mindfulness-based classes
Faculty: Latha Poonamallee
Course: Fall 2021