We are excited to share with students and faculty the new addition of VR/MR headsets and 360° cameras in the XR Lab. The XReality Center owns a variety of tethered and wireless headsets that now include the HTC Vive Pro, HTC Vive Focus, Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest, and the Magic Leap. The potential of […]
XR is generally used as a term to encompass the vast possibilities of reality warping technology, which includes VR, AR, and more. As Director of Digital Learning and the XReality Center at The New School, Maya Georgieva is an expert in digital and immersive education, and recently gave a talk during #SXSWedu focused on how […]
Speculative Cultures: A Virtual Reality Exhibition opens February 7, 2019 – April 2019 at The New School’s Sheila C. Johnson Design Center . The exhibit is curated by Tina Sauerlaender (DE), Peggy Schoenegge (DE), and Erandy Vergara (MX/CA). Cultures have never existed in a set state. They are all in constant flux brought about by social, economic, […]
Eugene Lang’s War of the Worlds class taught by Sarah Montague and in partnership with Maya Georgieva from the XReality Center create a unique experience linking the past and the present with a performance and recording in 360 video. The course brought together students of Culture & Media, Journalism & Design, and Theatre. This multidisciplinary course coincided […]
A highlight of the Parsons reunion was the Virtual Reality Workshop, led by Maya Georgieva, director of Digital Learning at The New School’s XReality Center. Alumni were given the opportunity to produce their own 360 video projects and then viewed the results of their immersive storytelling at the closing party. Alumni spent the day […]
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 […]
Viewers will be swept down the Nile and transported through Khartoum’s cafés in a BBC Virtual Reality documentary series which provides a glimpse into the future of news reporting. Presented by Alastair Leithead, BBC Africa Correspondent, the two-part series was filmed using technological advances which only became available over the past months. More…
The XReality Center would like to promote student and faculty work featuring virtual, augmented, and mixed reality, as well as 360 media, to demo and display in the XReality Center. We invite you to submit your work for consideration.