Emerging Technologies + Libraries this week!

The second Emerging Technologies + Libraries discussion, sponsored by Yale Library IT, is scheduled for Friday January 23rd 2015 in the Bass L01 classroom from 3-5pm.

This month’s discussion will center around virtual reality technology, including Google’s Cardboard software and peripherals! The Center for Engineering Innovation and Design at Yale has kindly lent us their Oculus Rift device for trial as well. Finally for comparison, we have the Bass Glass, which is not VR but offers a sort of augmented reality. We will be trying out some of this technology ourselves for the first hour, and then having an open discussion during the second.

Get in on the action: download one of the Cardboard apps to your smartphone and bring it to the discussion.

You can also make one of your own viewers by following instructions here.

A separate, pre-discussion session will be held Friday morning, 9am-11am in the Library Instruction classroom at 17 Hillhouse. Use this time to bring DIY materials to make a Cardboard viewer all on your own!

No expertise/experience required, just bring your brain!

Hope to see you this Friday!