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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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June 25, 2018

As this year's Five College Postdoctoral scholar of Digital Humanities and Blended Learning, I challenged my Hampshire College class to produce virtual reality representations of ancient beliefs systems for the class Anthropologically Critiquing Reality. Influenced by...

January 24, 2018

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Anthropologically Critiquing Reality: Virtual Realities and Actual Realities


Course Info:

Instructor: Jeffrey Vadala

jvadala at h...

Here is the abstract for our upcoming Society for American Archaeology presentation in Vancouver. Written with Jennifer Chmilar, this project uses environmental data to understand human-environmental relationships in a new and highly socio-theoretical manner....

January 4, 2017

While conducting my research, I also found that virtual reality environments could be powerful teaching tools. After creating an interactive application containing a virtual reality reconstruction of the Maya site of Cerro Maya (formerly known as Cerros), I began using...

January 4, 2017

Designed for both humanities research and advanced pedagogical techniques, my research and teaching methods employ GIS, 3D interactive reconstructions, digital video editing and virtual reality headsets in tandem with contemporary theoretical approaches to increase and...

January 3, 2017

In my introductory anthropology class, I created an interactive learning project where students had to explore a virtual reality reconstruction of the ancient Maya site of Cerros (video below). 

This video was created the Florida Museum of Natural History's exhibit of C...

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