National Geographic highlights VCUarts programs

Student plays violin while wearing VR headset

National Geographic recently highlighted two VCUarts programs on its Instagram account, in a partnership with Intel. Nearly 100 million followers had the chance to learn about Embodied Empathy—an interdisciplinary research project that uses virtual reality to improve movement and music performance technique. A second post featured a student working in an animation studio.

 

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Photo by @katieorlinsky | #sponsored by @Intel | Stacey Sharpe, a violinist studying in the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Music Department, practices violin shifting movements in class while wearing VR goggles. The goggles play a video of her instructor executing the same motions. The class is a collaboration between the Embodied Empathy project and the Music department at VCU. Embodied Empathy is an interdisciplinary ARTS course at VCUarts focused on embodiment, virtual reality, and arts research. Here researchers ask, “Can movement quality improve through the first-person embodied experiences of a seasoned professional?” | As part of their commitment to enhanced learning with education technology, @Intel is taking some of the most immersive technology to schools and museums across the country, to help educators build the leaders of tomorrow. #GivingTuesday #EdTech *Virginia Commonwealth University has not benefited from Intel’s education initiatives.

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Photo by @katieorlinsky | #sponsored by @Intel | A student works on her short film in an animation studio at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Watching this young student’s vision come to life so quickly and beautifully with the help of technology was pretty incredible, while the analog elements of her tiny studio reminded me of my own studies during the early days of digital photography. I don’t think I could have even imagined how far it has come. | As part of their commitment to enhanced learning with education technology, @Intel is taking some of the most immersive technology to schools and museums across the country, to help educators build the leaders of tomorrow. #GivingTuesday #EdTech *Virginia Commonwealth University has not benefited from Intel’s education initiatives.

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Image: Katie Orlinsky for National Geographic

Date:

November 30, 2018