SpeedTalk Mixed Reality Night Success!

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Rachael Graham, 2nd year MSTC teaching assistant and TCA officer, led a workshop on the intersections of technical communication with mixed reality. Participants learned about the virtuality continuum (see figure below), and then practiced developing augmented reality instructions using an online application called Layar.

Figure 1: The Virtuality Continuum

reality continuum

Schedule of events

  • Welcome and Sign-in (Arthur, Jiaxin, Nikita, Nupoor)
  • Introduction of the Topic (Rachael)
  • Workshop with Layar (Rachael)
  • Open Discussion of Challenges and Opportunities of TC and AR (Rachael and all participants)
  • Mixed Reality Petting Zoo (Rachael, Chris, Nupoor, Sree)
  • Prizes and Closing Remarks (Arthur)

Thanks and appreciation

We would like to thank the following people for all their help with the event:

  • Rachael Graham: for developing and delivery an informative and engaging workshop on a very cutting-edge technology
  • Julia Gonzalez: for assisting with the event as our faculty advisor
  • Sree Pattabiraman: for leading one of the mixed reality petting zoos, and for being a consistently supportive MSTC alumna
  • The English Department and CHASS: for providing the space and support to conduct the event
  • STC Carolina and TriUXPA: for promoting the event on their websites/distribution emails
  • TCA Officers Arthur Berger, Chris Sanchez, Jiaxin Zhang, Laura Zdanski, Nikita Apraj, and Nupoor Jalindre: for volunteering their time to plan, organize, and execute the event

And last, but certainly not least, thank you to all the participants of SpeedTalk. We hope that you will continue to join us for future discussions about the technical communication profession.

Collage highlights of the night

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One thought on “SpeedTalk Mixed Reality Night Success!

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    March 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm

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