Warping space and time-reviving educational tools of the 19th century

Alexander Klippel, Jan Oliver Wallgrun, Arif Masrur, Jiayan Zhao, Peter Lafemina

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Abstract

xR has the potential to warp both space and time. We demonstrate this potential by designing a mixed reality application for mobile devices for the Penn State's Obelisk, a historic landmark on the main Penn State campus that artistically reveals the geological history of Pennsylvania. Our AR application allows for placing a model of the Obelisk on any surface, interacting with the individual stones to reveal their geological characteristics and location of excavation, and changing to an immersive VR experience of this location based on 360° imagery. Originally conceptualized as a teaching tool for the School of Mines, our xR application revives the Obelisk's long forgotten mission and allows educators to integrate it once more into the curriculum as well as creatively expand its potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1022-1023
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728113777
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019
Event26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Mar 23 2019Mar 27 2019

Publication series

Name26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/23/193/27/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Media Technology

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    Klippel, A., Wallgrun, J. O., Masrur, A., Zhao, J., & Lafemina, P. (2019). Warping space and time-reviving educational tools of the 19th century. In 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings (pp. 1022-1023). [8797897] (26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2019.8797897