The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on January 28th, 2015. The GI is located in EC-1, and these events are open to all members of the University of Waterloo.
Presenter: Melanie Buset
Title: Deciphering Reality in a Virtual World
Abstract: Virtual reality’s new advancements come with a lot of new questions and unknown answers. As technology enthusiasts and researchers we hypothesize, predict and try to make sense of the unknown. When I was first introduced to virtual reality I heard about a proposed art project where someone wanted to live in virtual reality for 28 days straight leaving only 1 hour a day to speak to a psychologist. Having studied psychology and being interested in technology, several questions came to mind. I’m curious to see how virtual reality will progress in terms of socializing within a virtual space. With Facebook’s purchase of Oculus we can assume that there will be a social application of virtual reality in the near future. Another application of virtual reality that I find interesting is using VR to our advantage when it comes to training for tasks that may usually be impossible to really experience in the real world due to numerous physical constraints. These tasks could also be dangerous and/or expensive making it difficult to find funding support.
Date: December 3rd, 2015
Time: 12 - 1:00pm*
Where: GI (EC1)
*Please note that food and drinks will not be provided
12:00 - 12:45pm – Speaker's Presentation
12:45pm - 1:00pm – Questions and Discussion