3D/Virtual Reality

In this 58 page analyst report, Goldman Sachs predicted that the virtual reality market will outpace the TV market in annual revenue by 2025 by generating $110B dollars compared to TVs $99B. Other top highlights include predictions that: VR/AR growth will be slower than smartphones/tablets and they continue to believe that VR/AR is poised to be the next computing platform.’’ http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-13/goldman-sachs-has-four-charts-showing-the-huge-potential-in-virtual-and-augmented-reality

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This discussion/conference on virtual reality (vr) and the user experience just came across my desk, so sharing for those of you who might be interested. A couple of weeks ago, Time magazine proclaimed in an article that “virtual reality is about to change the world”. This short video from Time provides a great explanation of VR. ——————— Virtual reality is exciting because it is so unexplored and new. Everyone working on virtual reality today is trailblazing. They are the ones creating the standards, trying new things, and figuring out what works and what doesn’t.   This is why we have organized an online ZapChain Summit completely focused on virtual reality user interface and user experience design. On August 19th, 2015 at 11am PST the Virtual Reality UI/UX ZapChain Summit will begin. It will be online, free, and available to everyone everywhere. Register for the summit here.   https://www.zapchain.com/a/l/the-virtual-reality-uiux-summit/hClKGaWJU3

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CTL’s goal is to increase student success through ongoing support and development of the faculty. In meeting those goals, CTL provides equipment and software in new teaching technologies, such as 3D. CTL supports the technologies that fall under the umbrella of 3D including digital 3D and development. For more information, please email us at ctl@athenstech.edu 3D covers a broad range of technologies from 3D printers that “print” real objects to digital 3D. Passive vs. Active passive (works similar to the old “red/blue lens” approach) active (computer signal in receptor in glasses) Types of 3D audience/view (typically uses passive glasses so no interaction) interactive (typically uses active glasses; participant can be interactive with content) kinetic (uses active glasses and a hands-free system gesture like Xbox) Interactive immersive 3D technology is what is called virtual reality. Virtual reality can involve using an avatar (Second Life) in an online experience or inserting the participant directly into the game or environment (many point of view – POV- games use this approach).   Holograms are digital images projected onto the real world via glasses or some other optical based device (e.g., Microsoft’s Holo Lens). 4D adds another level through providing tactile sensations (touch) or smell….

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Lynda.com  is coming to Athens Technical College for faculty and staff professional development!  Lynda.com is an online video training library  with over 3,279 self-paced training classes on a wide range of computer skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. Faculty and staff, you will be able to use Lynda.com to Get up to speed on Blackboard Learn about video production and graphic design Increase business, teaching, and management skills Boost your productivity Increase your management and interpersonal skills Gain tips and techniques for Word, Excel, Access and more Find an answer to a technology related question Explore new technologies such as 3D printing, mobile technology and more Add online professional development training for your professional development credits Build skills to boost your resume Key an eye out on our blog for more information about this exciting partnership between Athens Technical College and lynda.com!

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Access GA logo    Competing Revolutions: How Technology Advancement and Disability Advocacy Can Coexist Type     Webinar Description     This webinar is being offered by Curtis Edmonds, Managing Attorney with Disability Rights New Jersey. He will provide a history of emerging trends in technology and accessibility to the present day, and how laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act have been applied to help make technology more accessible for everyone. Start Date/Time     05-19-2015 10:30 am End Date/Time     05-19-2015 12:00 pm Time Zone     EST Presenter     Curtis Edmonds is Managing Attorney with Disability Rights New Jersey. Mr. Edmonds is considered an expert in analyzing disability-related legal issues. Location     Online http://accessit.gatech.edu/event.php?i=46

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