While virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) may seem far removed from the everyday work of scholars in the liberal arts, they have great potential to change how we conduct and communicate our work. Purpose of the GCIEL Speaker Series is to increase the visibility of immersive computing technologies in the Grinnell College community by inviting outside scholars and professionals to discuss these technologies and how they complement the work they are doing in their respective fields.
Fall Semester 2018
Dr. Emory Craig, Director of eLearning at The College of New Rochelle and Co-founder, Digital Bodies – Immersive Learning Consulting Group.
Faculty Friday presentation: “Virtual and Augmented Reality in the Liberal Arts” (Friday, 21 September, 12 – 1 PM in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101)
Workshop: “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: New Opportunities for Teaching, Learning, and Research” (Friday, 21 September, 4 – 5:30 PM in The Forum, Digital Liberal Arts Lab). A hands-on workshop for faculty, staff, and students to try out some VR/AR platforms and experiences, ask questions, and interact with Emory Craig in a more informal and personal setting.
Spring Semester 2019
Dr. Heather Richards-Rissetto, Assistant Professor in Anthropology and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Faculty Friday presentation: “3D Visualization and Virtual Reality in Archaeology” (Friday, 15 February, 12 – 1 PM in Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101)
Workshop: “3D Digital Tools and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Research on Ancient Maya Architecture and Landscapes” (Friday, 15 February, 4 – 5:30 PM in The Forum, Digital Liberal Arts Lab). A hands-on workshop for faculty, staff, and students to experience some ancient Maya architecture and landscapes in VR, ask questions, and interact with Heather Richards-Rissetto in a more informal and personal setting.