Student Spotlight: Physically Triggered Scene Transitions in VR

There’s no question that the hype and demand for virtual reality is on the rise in 2016. Before the debut of the Oculus Rift in 2012, consumer-oriented virtual reality devices were scarce, often featured in amusement parks or as technical prototypes. Virtual reality gives users the ability to experience amazing and unusual experiences in an immersive environment. While virtual reality has been present since 1965, there are still plenty of design questions left to be defined. Josh Kohn’s thesis project aims to define one those areas.

First Digital Media PhD Student Cohort

The Department of Digital Media welcomes the first students of our new doctoral program in Digital Media. Chelsea Myers, Kenneth Chen and Robert Gray started their doctoral studies with the start of the 2015/16 Winter term on January 4th, 2016.