Realistic Digital Avatars and the Uncanny Valley
Virtual Reality (VR) opens up potentially boundless possibilities for social interaction without the limitations of geography or the physical world. The technology gives users the ability to interact, collaborate and share, to work and play with people across the globe.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Neil McDonnell, key member of the Edify Advisory Board, has been awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Thomas Reid medal for his achievements in the field of Virtual Reality (VR).
Teaching about the Mayan Empire? Put your students on top of a jungle pyramid mid-ritual in 760CE. The Vikings?
Since the beginning, Edify has been about learning without limits.
In this edition of Edify’s Fireside Chat, we were joined by Dr Imants Latkovskis, research assistant at the University of Glasgow’s Advanced Research Centre (ARC) and Sarune Savickaite, PhD student at the University of Glasgow’s School of Psychology and Neuroscience.
You may have heard the phrase ‘Metaverse’ being used increasingly often lately. But what is the Metaverse? And why does it matter so much?
Chances are you’ve seen and used Augmented Reality (AR) apps without knowing that you have: from Pokémon Go to Google Maps overlays, from trying on clothes virtually to measuring objects, smartphones have been using AR for quite some time now.