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Virtual Reality in Higher Education: Using VR to Understand and Explore Ancient Maya Metaphysics

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6DOF is Good for VR

Beyond attempting to connect human brains to computers, Facebook is pushing the virtual reality video envelope which is great news for virtual reality...

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November 20, 2019

Jeffrey R. Vadala PhD
Temple University 

Alissa M. Jordan PhD
University of Pennsylvania

This research explores the emergence of the Ugandan Knuckles online virtual reality cult. We do this by using the case study of users of a meme-avatar, known as the Ugandan Knuckles,...

October 10, 2019

Today we will be doing a mock-trial of Socrates to more closely examine the themes in Plato's Apology. Choose the link corresponding to your assigned role below:


Judge, Socrates, Defense Attorney(s), Prosecuting Attorney(s), Witnesses, and Recorder: CLIC...

September 26, 2019

Follow this link to see progress on my virtual reality ancient Maya site used for spatial analysis and interactive experiential college courses. The videos and pictures were composed from three versions (2013-2014, 2016, 2019-2020) of the virtual reality reconstruction...

May 28, 2019

Here is a brief video of our interactive lesson on photogrammetry with a digital anthropology class at The College of New Jersey in Spring 2019. Students worked together to produce two models. Why photogrammetry? Read on below...

Photogrammetry has become the most...

December 2, 2018

1. What is a sociological view of race?
2. Are populations genetically distinct enough to call races? Why not?
3. Why is variation within populations important to the biological question of race?
4. What is continuous variation? Why is there no gene for a race?
5. Have...

November 29, 2018

After reading Pedro Pitarch's amazing ethnography "TheJaguar and the Priest: An Ethnography of Tzeltal souls," I asked my students to create visual representations of Tzeltal Maya souls to spur active learning while raising comprehension of Pitarch's complex work. Firs...

November 26, 2018

Writing an Anthropological Research Project for Cultural Anthropology (2-3 Pages)

This guide will look familiar as it includes many points from the proposal guide. You will be refining your proposal into a full research paper.

Note, you must respect the privacy of your i...

November 26, 2018

For the presentation of your mini ethnographic project, discuss the three main points below in roughly 5 minutes. Use PowerPoint, pictures and video to present (upload these to me before hand). Alternatively feel free to use the chalk board. 

1) Research Question: What...

October 24, 2018

Beyond attempting to connect human brains to computers, Facebook is pushing the virtual reality video envelope which is great news for virtual reality porn consumers, directors, and producers alike. Facebook’s new 6DOF system will produce 360 videos that are much more...

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