Student Spotlight: Immersive Paleoart

Immersive Paleoart is the master’s thesis project of graduate student Valentina Feldman. In conjunction with graduate students working in Paleontology at Drexel’s Science College, and the staff at Drexel’s Academy of Natural Sciences, she has been working on an animated reconstruction of the titanosaur Dreadnoughtus schrani, one of the largest creatures to ever walk the earth.

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.