ICAT Playdate: The modern skeleton: Translating natural history into interactive and immersive experiences
Ended Mar 4, 2022
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Term: Spring 2022
Date: March 4th, 2022
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community
Instructor: Phyllis Newbill
Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)
Natural history museums provide a direct connection to our current world and past worlds through natural history objects (e.g., skeletons, dioramas, fossils, minerals), but the public interaction between these objectsThere is largely passive even with associated museum exhibit information panels. To bring museum exhibits to life, will have created a fully immersive exhibit centered on an important dinosaur relative (Teleocrater). The mounted skeleton of Teleocrater (3D printed) will serve as a digital gateway to a unique interactive learning environment created through a combination of the latest paleontological information, Augmented Reality (AR), and interactive information. A second goal of this project is to greatly increase the access to physical and digital models and information about extinct animal skeletons. Our diverse and transdisciplinary team bridges the gap between scientific knowledge about Earth history and presenting that knowledge through engaging educational environments.
Speaker: Sterling Nesbitt, Michelle Stocker, Max Ofsa, Thomas Tucker, Jonathan Bradley, Scott Fralin, Phyllis Newbill, Todd Ogle.