ARCH 4509
Introduction to Virtual Reality: New Technologies of Visual Representation

montage of 3 images of a man using 3D goggles and a virtual reality hand-held device

image / Christopher Morse

  • Instructor: Christopher Morse
  • Time: Monday–Friday, 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m., June 1–19
  • Location: L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall
  • Credits: 3
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Representation

Virtual and augmented reality are emerging as important and exciting tools for architects and designers. In this three-week course, we will introduce students to virtual reality as a tool for both creating and experiencing virtual spaces. Students will learn the basics of 3D modeling software, and will also spend time drawing and sketching three-dimensionally within VR. We will discuss technical aspects of how these systems work and how they might change the way we interact with computers. By the end, students will have designed and created their own virtual reality experience.

Spend the summer in Ithaca and (almost) complete an architecture minor!

For the first time this summer, we are offering four Architecture courses that would fulfill all but one of the five courses required!

June 1–19, 2020

ARCH 4509 Introduction to Virtual Reality: New Technologies of Visual Representation (3 credits)

ARCH 4605 Introductions to Digital Fabrication: Design Making (3 credits)

June 22–August 1, 2020

ARCH 1110 Introduction to Architecture - Studio (3 credits)

ARCH 1300 Introduction to Architecture - Lectures (3 credits)

These introductory courses have no prerequisites and are open to all.

 

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