Advanced Immersive Media for Virtual Reality Training
Photo by Vincent King
The University of New Mexico’s Art, Research, Technology & Science Laboratory [ARTS Lab] will collaborate with the Institute of American Indian Arts on both research and educational initiatives relating to the development of high-fidelity, interactive immersive media platforms and fast-response production pipelines for these platforms in support of the Army Research Office’s call for “enhanced virtual simulation training capability” in the “Human Dimension and Training Technology Areas of Interest.”
Specifically, ARTS Lab will collaborate with IAIA on curriculum development and course delivery in the areas of Data and Information Design and Interactivity for Immersive Media, and Advanced Computational Photography. These courses will be based on courses developed and taught by ARTS Lab in UNM’s Interdisciplinary Film and Digital Media program and customized to meet the STEM educational goals at IAIA as well as to drive undergraduate research into these technical areas.
The courses will engage students in: computer programming using OpenGL, C++ and other languages; advanced photographic techniques such as photogrammetry and camera projection; information and data design and integration; immersive display configurations and calibration; and interactivity, including both programming and interface/device integration.