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Thursday, May 12, 2016

(Updated) Virtual Reality, Game Design, and The Future of Education

(Update) A Favorite topic of mine on the CSIG call.  This is by new IBMer responsible for Virtual reality and education.  Good talk! :   (See also the gamification tag below)

" ... Just a reminder about our Cognitive Systems Institute Group Speaker Series on Thursday May 12, 2016 at 10:30 am ET US (7:30 am PT US).  Our presenter this week is Aldis Sipolins, from IBM Watson Research,who will present  "Virtual Reality, Game Design, and The Future of Education." 

Slides for talk.  Recording to be posted later.

" ... Aldis Sipolins is a new IBMer (started in March), virtual reality evangelist, and lifelong videogame nerd. In December 2015 he defended his dissertation in Psychology - Visual Cognition & Human Performance at the University at Urbana-Champaign. His topics of study include cognitive training, skill acquisition, neuromodulation, and virtual reality. In his time at UIUC he founded a VR research lab, where he developed 3D tests of cognitive abilities using the Unity3D videogame engine. Until recently, he was co-founder, CEO, and Chief Scientist of a virtual reality startup developing brain training videogames. He is currently running the Virtual Classroom project as Head of Virtual Reality and Game Design for IBM Research: Education and Cognitive Sciences at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center. ... " 

Please find the schedule of presenters here for the next several calls  ... and  A link to slides and a recording of each call should be available on the CSIG website (http://cognitive-science.info/community/weekly-update/)   

We encourage those who join the calls to add questions and comments to the https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Cognitive-Systems-Institute-6729452 on LinkedIn and please ask questions at the end of the call.   ... " 

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