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Titans of Space Review: One to Remember

February 26, 2016 @ 1:45 pm
by Elizabeth A Evans
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What is it? Titans of Space is a virtual reality application developed by DrashVR for Oculus RIFT, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Cardboard. Functionally, it is designed to be a guided tour of the solar system. The current version (Titans of Space Classic) is free to download on all supported platforms. My observations: Titans of Space uses a very comfortable virtual cockpit style environment filled with objects that allow the user to feel oriented in space. Among these are a chair, monitors, and even a static virtual representation of the user’s body. These provide a frame of reference during movement [...]

David Perlman: DDI Virtual Reality Intern

February 26, 2016 @ 1:34 pm
by Elizabeth A Evans
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My name is David Perlman. I am one of Duke Digital Initiative’s spring 2016 virtual reality interns. You may already have read my partner in crime, Kenneth’s, blog post. I’ll be using this space to talk about my VR experiments and developments and hopefully providing a little entertainment as well. First, a little about myself. I’m a Simulation and Game Development student at Wake Technical Community College. I’ll be graduating with my Associate’s at the end of this semester. Through the SGD program I’ve worked primarily in 3d modelling using Autodesk 3D Studio Max and Mudbox and in level design [...]
Google Glass shown from the front

More on Google Glass in Education

October 9, 2014 @ 10:23 am
by Elizabeth A Evans
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People all over the world are thinking about how Google Glass and other wearable technologies might be used in teaching and learning. The team at Open Colleges in Australia has an interactive infographic about potential uses of Google Glass you might find useful. Explore some of the ideas by clicking on the graphic below. How Google Glass might be used in Education – An infographic by the team at Open Colleges   Google Glass photo attribution: By Tim.Reckmann (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

More 3D Printing Resources

October 6, 2014 @ 12:22 pm
by Elizabeth A Evans
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If you're interested in 3D printing, here's another resource that might be useful to you: http://3dprinterplans.info/how-to-3d-print-beginners-guide-to-3d-printing/ You might find other useful information by browsing the parent site: http://3dprinterplans.info/ Those of you in the scientific fields might find NIH's 3D printing site useful: http://3dprint.nih.gov/ The NIH site was just announced in June 2014. Stay tuned for more resources related to the focus areas in this year's DDI call for proposals!

Some 3D Printing Links

September 12, 2014 @ 1:16 pm
by Elizabeth A Evans
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We're charging ahead with 3D printing. The Duke Multimedia Project Studio (MPS) has 3D printers available, and the upcoming DDI call for proposals will include a section on maker technologies with a focus on 3D printing. Want to know more about 3D printing? You might find these resources useful. If you have a resource about 3D printing you'd like to share with the DDI community, please send it to ddi-requests@duke.edu. Thanks to DDI intern, Eric Boykin, for finding these resources! “The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing.“ This blog post is from a company blog, but you [...]

Google Glass In The Class: Wearable Technology Of The Educational Future

September 8, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
by Elizabeth Evans
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by Eric Boykin, DDI student intern, Summer 2014 Many colleges and universities have adopted the BYOD or BYOT (Bring your own device or bring your own technology) policy or method in the classrooms that allots for many students using their own technology to facilitate the learning process also known as the SAMR model. One device I think would be a great asset to education is Google Glass. Google Glass is a wearable technology or wearable computer that has a cube shaped glass prism display just above the right eye that displays information from the Internet or any source that is [...]

Let’s MOOV

September 8, 2014 @ 7:28 pm
by Elizabeth Evans
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by Zafir Choudhury, DDI student intern, Summer 2014 Today I want to tell you about a wearable technology called MOOV. Well, I know what you might be thinking: What is it? And what can it do for me? MOOV is your very own personal trainer. It is used mainly for exercising and working out. It aids the athlete (yes, you) in a variety of routine exercises. For example, it will provide you with the details of your run and helpful safety tips as well as pointers about how you can enhance your mid-day jog. The personal trainer makes itself one [...]

Google Glass: Changing The Way We Live

September 8, 2014 @ 7:23 pm
by Elizabeth Evans
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Eric Boykin, DDI student intern, explains the basics of Google Glass.

Welcome to the DDI Blog!

September 8, 2014 @ 6:53 pm
by Elizabeth Evans
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Welcome to the DDI blog!