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Special Topic in Information Science + Studies – Focus: Constructing Immersive Virtual Worlds

Instructor(s): Augustus Wendell

Theory, practice, and creation of 3D virtual worlds. Hands-on design and development of online collaborative simulation environments. Introduction to graphics workflow for creating virtual world media assets. Critical exploration of state-of-the-art virtual world technologies; 3D graphics, chat, voice, video, and mixed reality systems. Topics include: history/culture of virtual worlds, identity and avatars; behavioral norms; self-organizing cultures; user-generated content, virtual world economies; architectural scalability.

Course Code(s): ISS 190FS

Curriculum Code(s): STS

Day(s) & Times(s): M W 8:30 -9:45 AM

Location: Perkins LINK 072 (Classroom 6)