Advanced Immersive Media for Virtual Reality Training

Tent Rocks by Vincent King
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.


Another Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students
Another Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students

One of two short fulldome films produced by students from UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of a six-week internship program funded by the Department of Defense. Students were challenged and supported in creating gigapixel spherical photography, 2D and 3D animations, keyed video and compositing techniques to create advocacy films relating [...]

A Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students
A Short Fulldome Film by UNM+IAIA Students

One of two short fulldome films produced by students from UNM and the Institute of American Indian Arts as part of a six-week internship program funded by the Department of Defense. Students were challenged and supported in creating gigapixel spherical photography, 2D and 3D animations, keyed video and compositing techniques to create advocacy films relating [...]

Immersive Media Summer Internship #2
Immersive Media Summer Internship #2

ARTS Lab, in partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts, will conduct another intensive six-week internship on the art, technology and practice of producing fulldome content from photographic and CG techniques. Four UNM students from the Interdisciplinary Film & Digital Media program will join the IAIA students to create short advocacy films to be [...]

Screening: ARTS Lab/IAIA Summer 2012 Fulldome Panoramic Photography Workshop
Screening: ARTS Lab/IAIA Summer 2012 Fulldome Panoramic Photography Workshop

Jonathan Strawn and students presenting their Chaco Canyon project in the IAIA dome generic cialis . Jonathan Strawn and his students from the ARTS Lab/IAIA Summer 2012 Fulldome Panoramic Photography Workshop.

Casa Rinconada – 2012 Fulldome Panoramic Photography Workshop
Casa Rinconada - 2012 Fulldome Panoramic Photography Workshop

Casa Rinconada & its Great Kiva at Chaco Culture NHP – Summer 2012 Workshop.

Around Chaco Canyon – Panoramic Photography from Chaco Culture NHP
Around Chaco Canyon - Panoramic Photography from Chaco Culture NHP

360Cities hosts photos from around Chaco Canyon from the ARTS Lab / IAIA Summer Workshop.

Pueblo Bonito Starlight & Moonlight Panoramic Photography – Chaco Culture NHP
Pueblo Bonito Starlight & Moonlight Panoramic Photography - Chaco Culture NHP

360Cities hosts panoramic photos from ARTS Lab/IAIA Fulldome photography workshop.

Pueblo Bonito Daylight Panoramic Photography – Chaco Culture NHP
Pueblo Bonito Daylight Panoramic Photography - Chaco Culture NHP

Daylight panoramic photography from photos of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Culture National Historic Park

Chaco Canyon: Earth, Time, People – Fulldome Film
Chaco Canyon: Earth, Time, People - Fulldome Film

Chaco Canyon : Earth, Time, People – Fulldome film from 2012 Summer Workshop now online.

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