Virtual reality

Using AltspaceVR for Virtual Team Meetings

ALtSpaceVR is a free app that can be down loaded onto your PC or Mac.  Altspacevr have just teamed up with Microsoft and are continuing to develop the features of this app.   Once in the Altspace app you can invite colleagues from BU or around the world to join you for a virtual meeting…. Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

The Budget, immersive technologies and stone circles

Whatever each of us may think about this week’s Budget, some good news is the focus it gives to new technology development, particularly in the field of immersive technologies and artificial intelligence. The Executive Summary on page 1 of the Budget document specifically mentions these technologies and the Government’s plans to fund their growth. This is actually happening… Read more »

Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality for Dementia Care- A BU Special Interest Group Working Event

A VR/AR special interest group met this morning to explore the use of various technologies in relation to potential use for the care of Dementia patients.  The meeting was chaired by Sue Thomas (Visiting Fellow) and included two members of staff from Richmondwood Residential Care Home (Johnny and Lucy Glazer).   Liz Falconer and David… Read more »

Technology Enhanced Learning Classes start Oct. 25th!

Do you want to develop your confidence in technology enhanced learning? Been wanting to add a little bit of something extra to your classes? Just need some space to learn a new skill or have time to reflect and think? If so, we have just the solution for YOU! Next month sees the start of the PG… Read more »

Multi-Sensory VR Experience of William Talbot Photograph Exhibition

Posted on behalf of Heidi Singleton A new dimension that extends the physical space into an experimental virtual world is sweeping into museums and galleries across the UK. This autumn Thresholds is restaging Fox Talbot’s first photography exhibition and the riot of 1839.  It uses some of the latest multi-sensory VR technology, enabling participants to wander freely through the room and examine Fox Talbot’s early prints.  The Vive headset and backpack enable untethered walking around… Read more »