Submitted by University of … on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 09:35
The Immersive Scholar program brings together a diverse group of universities to form a community of practice around immersive visualization technologies in libraries and learning spaces. At UC Berkeley, we are exploring new directions for these technologies in a special kind of learning space: museums. In the context of research universities like Berkeley, museums are powerful environments for research, teaching and learning, and public engagement. Most often, each museum specializes in a domain such as art or entomology, and many are primarily devoted to research, having little or even no exhibition space. Brought together, however, they represent an incredibly rich resource and fertile ground in which to apply new technologies for visualization and engagement.