Over spring break, installers from EON Reality, Inc. were on campus to install a 4-walled, reconfigurable EON Icube. The Icube is a CAVE-type display, in which 3D stereoscopic images are projected onto multiple walls and sometimes the floor and ceiling. The AIMS system includes projections onto 3 walls (front / left / right) and the [...]
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Much of my research is centered on the rhetoric of gameplay. At its simplest, the rhetoric of gameplay is about understanding that anything we do in a game has a specific argument about what is important and what isn’t. That argument is not only introduced by a game, it is reiterated game verb after game [...]
Thursday, October 21st, AIMS faculty and students were honored to present their work to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama during his visit to Oxford. In an invitation-only event that morning, in Hall Auditorium, Glenn Platt (Co-Director of AIMS), Eric Hodgson (Director of the Smale Visualization Center), and Noah Bornstein (AIMS student and recent graduate) [...]
I’ve been teaching a course called The Design of Play this semester. Our students are exploring the value of play in our daily lives. Research in various sciences indicates that play is a positive experience. From the natural sciences, we learn that it helps the human animal learn and develop essential skills. From the social [...]
This summer we (Jim Coyle, Glenn Platt and Ted Smith) presented some research at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference that looked at how the types of tweets that companies send in response to customer problems/concerns can influence other consumers who might see those tweets when searching for information about a company.
Here’s what [...]
A group of Miami University students have developed an iPhone application focused on heart health awareness that also integrates GPS and augmented reality, allowing users to locate Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). AEDs are in public and private locations, but aren’t always easy to find, especially in an emergency situation.
The HEARTifacts app is one of the [...]