In the Spring of 2021, the XReality Center, with support from Information Technologies and the Provost Office of Curriculum and Learning, began the Immersive Learning Innovation initiative designed to pilot courses that could benefit from delivering content through Virtual Reality.
The Anthropology and Design Student Working Group recently held its first ADX Exhibition, presenting student projects in which they explored and experimented with new epistemological and creative possibilities for anthropological and design research methods.
We are proud to share alumni choreographer Navarra Novy-Williams and 360° video artist and composer Carlos Johns-Dávila premiere of “Unearthed” part of a series of site-specific virtual dance installations.
In Spring 2020 The XReality Center has embarked on creating a set of virtual spaces in Mozilla Hubs as a way to enhance student engagement and provide new opportunities for collaboration with faculty and programs.
Parsons MFA Design and Technology graduate Akshansh Chaudhary wins VR/AR Global Summit ONLINE Student Competition. His project “Spatiality” reflects on the Internet, privacy and safety.
Signature is an immersive virtual reality experience created by Akshansh Chaudhary (MFA, Design and Technology), that raises awareness on the impact of sharing personal data.
Sweksha Sinha is an MFA Graduate from the Design and Technology program at the Parsons School of Design. For her senior thesis Sweksha created a virtual reality experience exploring the relationship between of climate change and the rapid rate in which technology is advancing.
Yanzhe Wu is a graduate from the Class of 2020 MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons School of Design. His senior thesis is a virtual reality RPG Canada Goose: Origin developed for the Oculus Quest.
Ph.D. Psychology students Alison Martingano and Evan Henritze conducted research to determine if VR can increase empathy and charitable donations towards child refugees at the XReality Center.