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Check out this project using 3d printing to create data visualizations for an annual report. As I think about this approach, I wonder if it would be possible to create both 3d report size versions and Learning Theater size versions of 3d data visualizations to maximize the impact of a data visualization experience?
As we continue to develop the library as a environment for solo and group self-directed learning, we might draw some lessons from the the student-centerd, project-focused approach of Olin College. Olin off...
As we begin to work more seriously with the audio system in the Learning Theater, we might pay some attention to this advice about some basic principles for organizing our audio program. How do you envision the audio environment being activated to enhance learning?
It seems that our recent discussions about podcasting are not the only sign of renewed interest in this audio programming format. This article from Fast Company describes a new entrant into the world of short form audio. Adding audio to our publications and learning projects could be in our future.
Some of us recall the suggestion at one of our design sessions that we take vertical space seriously as we re-imagine library space. The BuzziJungle meeting pod does just that by providing a multi-level seating and meeting environment.
We have been talking a good deal about creating immersive experiences to support and enhance learning in the Learning Theater, and much of our talk has focused on new technologies. However, we should not overlook opportunities to create such experiences with the arrangement of physical objects. As case in point is the example provided by an exhibit at 303 Gallery as described in a
In an article on Mixed Reality Leslie D'Monte discusses how Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) can come together to create Mixed Reality (MR), an environment with layers of information brought together to create unique (learning) experiences. He suggests that this combination can become a new comp...
Take a look at this installation highlighting the power of sound and light to create an environment. This is an interesting example for us to consider as we use sound and light to shape the Learning Theater environment.
As we look for some great tools for the Learning Theater, we might want to consider RapID, a low latency rfid framework developed by Disney Research and Carnegie Mellon. The framework is described in a technical paper and demonstrated in the video below.
As we think about tools for the Learning Theater to enhance the learning experience we might want to consider the capacities available through Project Tango. What do you think we might gain by having location aware tools in the theater space? What event or research applications might be enhanced by this approach? How might we use the Project Tangle tools to map the theater space?