National technology journalist David Pogue visited the Interactive Commons to discuss our work using HoloLens for education. David toured the IC facility, and experienced our most recent digital anatomy content. He also interviewed Mark Griswold and several medical students. As David reported to Yahoo News at the link below, these experiences will all be a part of a piece that should air on CBS Sunday Morning sometime this fall.
The team from the Interactive Commons won the immersive virtual reality and augmented reality category in the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards competition. The team beat out Sir David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Virtual Reality Dive, a 20-minute film that provides a 360-degree view of Australia’s natural wonder and Google’s Tilt Brush, a virtual reality program that allows users to “paint” in three dimensions.
CWRU's efforts to transform anatomy education using HoloLens were featured in a nice overview video produced by The Wall St. Journal.
HoloAnatomy, a demonstration app designed by the Interactive Commons to highlight how mixed-reality technology can transform education, is a finalist in the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, an international competition that recognizes the best in science communications across a broad range of media. HoloAnatomy has two competitors left in the “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality” category. One is globally renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, while the other is Google. The winners will be announced in September.
A new CWRU video highlights three of the HoloLens-based senior projects that were supported by the IC this last semester. These projects include a tool to help musicians, a tool to help patients with psychotherapy and an interactive map that can be used to analyze energy usage on campus. All of these students have a bright future!
Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) featured a first-ever exhibition for immersive storytelling, featuring interactive media, virtual reality, and more. As technology evolves, so too does the way we tell stories. With a new generation of creators, comes innovative collaboration and the capacity to envision multiple perspectives within a single story. Here you can watch the Perspectives Panel discussion in full, featuring creators, artists, and industry professionals - both local and national - talk about this new world of interactive media and virtual reality.
Developers in the IC helped CWRU make history by delivering the first third party application in the Microsoft HoloLens app store. The application is a quick demonstration of how we plan to use HoloLens for anatomy education in the future. The accompanying video has already been viewed by millions of people from all over the globe.
Dean of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Pamela B. Davis, was on stage at the 2016 Microsoft //Build conference to update the world on our digital anatomy program. She was joined on stage by IC members Jeff Mlakar and Henry Eastman who did a live demonstration of the application. They also brought Mark Griswold on stage from a remote location to teach on-stage as an avatar. This was the only on-stage demo of HoloLens at the 2016 keynote lecture.
Partners like Lowe's, Greg Lynn FORM, Case Western Reserve University, NASA, and more have moved from proofs of concept to pilot and are now putting Microsoft HoloLens to use in real business scenarios.
CWRU researcher lands grant to build stealthy brain tumor treatment combining nanotechnology with traditional chemotherapy drug and resistance-inhibitors. As Stathis Karathanasis says, "It's the Midwestern mentality and the culture at Case Western Reserve that allows people to just talk. And then serendipity occurs."
Microsoft announces HoloLens developer kit price, and a nice shout out to its partners, including CWRU (beginning at minute 16:30).
Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic break ground on health education campus. Learn how technology is being incorporated into the health sciences.
Professor Mark Griswold was invited to present a demo live on stage to an audience of 5,000+ at the 2015 Microsoft //Build developers' conference.
(Wired) "Microsoft Shows HoloLens’ Augmented Reality Is No Gimmick": http://www.wired.com/2015/04/microsoft-build-hololens/
(PC Mag) "Microsoft Wows Build with HoloLens Hologram Show": http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2483455,00.asp
(Gizmodo) "Put A HoloLens in the Classroom and I'll Happily Go Back to School": http://gizmodo.com/put-a-hololens-in-the-classroom-and-ill-happily-go-back-1717352972
Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Clinic Collaborate with Microsoft on ‘Earth-Shattering’ Mixed-Reality Technology for Education