Immersive Virtual Worlds

Spring 2020

ISS | VMS 270S

Augustus Wendell

W 10:05am-12:35pm | Perkins LINK 072 (Classroom 6)

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 Attributes:

(STS) Science, Technology, and Society