NMDS

5597

Immersive Narratives in VR/AR

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Immersive Narratives in VR/AR

Fall 2019

Taught By: Virgil Wong

Section: A

CRN: 7497

Credits: 3

The most impactful potential of virtual reality (VR) is not mere novelty or entertainment; immersive multimedia can fundamentally transform our point-of-view and understanding of the world around us. In this course, we will learn how VR is being used as a potent story-telling tool to create visceral sensations of presence and place, address social and political issues, and nurture meaningful changes in both individuals and communities. We will focus on how VR can foster empathy for others, by simulating their experiences and realities, and connect us to people's lives that we may never have otherwise imagined. The goals of the course are to familiarize students with current research and applications in VR and AR (augmented reality), guide them in developing their own concepts, and build an initial prototype. Students will only need a smartphone, computer, and a mobile VR headset (either a $2 Google Cardboard or $90 Samsung Gear VR).

The pre-requsite of Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission is required but no other previous experience in VR or 3-D modeling is required. All designers, filmmakers, journalists, and activists interested in VR and AR are welcome.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:35am 6/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019