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March 2018

Issues of Net Neutrality (a panel discussion)

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hosted by ASWSU's Issues and Forums Committee, faculty panelists include Aaron Crandall (Computer Science), Kimberly Houser (Business Law), and Patricia Glazebrook (Philosophy). They will speak about the issue of net neutrality and equal access to online content from the perspective of their own academic field. Verification of attendance available.

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Being Human Virtually

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

David Shier, associate dean of the Honors College and researcher in philosophy of language, early analytic philosophy, and philosophy of sports, will deliver this lecture. The gravitational pull of digital/virtual worlds is undeniable; they grab our attention and pull us right in. We can expect to live increasingly significant parts of our lives in these high-powered, immersive environments. We are by now accustomed to thinking about the enormous impact on the ways we organize our daily lives, our commerce, our…

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Storytelling in 3D Spaces

March 27 @ 9:10 am - 10:25 am

Brett Atwood, clinical associate professor in Communications and Integrated Strategic Communication Director at WSU's North Puget Sound at Everett, will host a panel discussion about storytelling in virtual reality--using VR technology itself. Much as Wade participates in classes via the Oasis, Dr. Atwood and his panel will be joining students on the Pullman campus and Global Campus via Virtual Reality. Discussing the possibilities and challenges of storytelling in 3D spaces will be Torley Wong, a senior producer at Linden Lab…

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“80s Game Night and Crimson Key Gala”

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is the official closing celebration for the two-semester-long Order of the Crimson Key game!  Students who have earned 9 points playing the game by March 9 are eligible for a raffle to win fun prizes. An Oculus Rift VR set will  be available for students to try out. And, players who were notified they'd been drawn to receive tickets to the March 28 premier local showing of the film Ready Player One will pick up their tickets at the…

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April 2018

VR innovators Jay and Uma Jayaram deliver VCEA Lanning Invited Lecture on the Business and Future of Virtual Reality Apr. 5

April 5 @ 3:10 am - 4:10 pm

Jay and Uma Jayaram, former WSU professors, will return to campus to present the Lanning Lecture for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, discussing the extension of their research into VR technologies to form their company VOKE VR, which they sold to Intel in November 2016. This company, now known as True VR, immerses viewers at live events such as football games, fashion shows, and concerts, and was the first of its kind to deploy panoramic cameras to allow…

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Student Presentations on Transboundary Watersheds and the Future Depicted in “Ready Player One,” a project of Environmental Science 101

TENTATIVE      Students in Environmental Science 101 have spent the semester researching the ecosystems of trans-boundary watersheds, places where the major source of water is shared by at least two different communities. Students' research projects will culminate in a poster or media presentation in which students will share how the issues facing their watershed relate to the future portrayed by Ready Player One. Come see the future of our planet through the eyes of WSU students! Verification of attendance available.

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Innovative Change Film Festival, a presentation and contest of projects from HD 205

TIME IS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED      In Ready Player One, instead of attempting to address the many global issues and crises that face the world in the year 2044, society has turned to the virtual world of innovation. This semester, HD 205 students were tasked with the challenge of creating innovative solutions to address challenging issues, using videos to promote their ideas. Come see films and innovative solutions fellow students have created-- and vote to award the top presentations. Verification…

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