Our amazing resident artists Wearable Media Studios are holding free workshops to share some of their wisdom about combining data, fashion and wearable technology!Please spread the word RSVP zoe.logan@tc.columbia.eduThe incredible installation is on the 2nd floor, 
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A bold title? Not when you're talking about the Smith Learning Theater. In Gary's words, it "underscores our commitment to producing unconventionally collaborative, custom-designed, authentic learning experiences that are playful, valuable, and inspiring."With our Grand Opening this week, join us for An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience—2PM Monday, Tuesday, and Friday....
With our Learning Theater opening coming soon, check out this cool project to create an image of Mars on a rusted metal plate. This is an intriguing use of rust to represent feaures of Mars. Equally intriguing is the fact that the artist learned the set of techniques for accomplishing this project through Youtube videos.
Hiya Edlab. I'm writing a short essay on AR versus VR—trying to chart out some ideas about how the Leraning Theater relates to this spectrum. I left some notes over on my blog. Please let me know if you have any favorite articles on the comparisons between these two approaches to creating content-rich, "immersive" experience as applied in general or to education more specific...
As we prepare to re-think space booking across the library, check out this detailed discussion of the design process for a theater event booking app. What do you think of this design process? What about the decisions made along the way? What are some implications for our ...
I went to the Samsung Gear 360 VR workshop last Saturday. It taught me how to use Gear 360 to record videos and take pictures. I am still learning the VR post effect editing with Adobe. It is very cool. I highly recommend that EdLab checks it out for potential projects. The software on Samsung phone could immediately provide VR post effects. However, I could only download the original images and videos to my computer. 
As we continue to refine and introduce or re-introduce applications it might be useful to consider how we engage new users and orient them. Check out this interview and related article on ways to assess the onboarding process and create more successful users. Helping users accomplish something meaningful to...
We have been exploring the possibilities of creating lighting scenarios that are more natural than the typical indoor lighting patterns available in most places. A particularly appealing option is something that approximates the lighting pattern on a forest floor on a sunny day where the sunlight is filtered through various layers of tree branches and leaves.  A new product, 
As a Designer I'm always designing for the experience for all users. One of the most important parts of design, to me, is the ability of the user to understand and read the information of the design. And 
Check out a new set of video clips of Disney's Avatar feature at Disney World's Animal Kingdom.  The use of projection provides some great examples of using environmental video to create immersive experiences.  Although their plants are a bit more colorful than ours, there are other obvious similarities.