Virginia Tech’s first immersive environment specialist makes virtual reality accessible

>July 19, 2016

Virginia Tech's first immersive environment specialist makes virtual reality accessible

First Cube Fest to open Virginia Tech's unique room to the public

Virginia Tech's first immersive environment specialist makes virtual reality accessibleVirginia Tech's first immersive environment specialist makes virtual reality accessible

Virtual and augmented reality technologies are changing the research landscape. Scientists can now be transported to any place in the universe, physically explore massive sets of data, visualize and interact with spatial structures of molecules, and walk through a building before it has been constructed.

Virginia Tech faculty members have access to these technologies, which are housed in the Cube, a four-story experimental theater and data exploration laboratory located in the Moss Arts Center. Here, researchers can explore and interact with anything in the world in real-time and in full-scale virtual and mixed-reality environments.

Research activities in the Cube are led by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, which recently hired Zach Duer, the university’s first immersive environment specialist.

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