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XR Exploration at Jefferson

Sciences Track for Philly Tech Week 2018, presented by Comcast


Monday, April 30
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kanbar Campus Center, Performance Space
This is a free event but registration is required.
Open to the Jefferson community and Philly Tech Week participants.


As part of a week-long celebration of technology and innovation in Philadelphia, Jefferson will host “XR Exploration at Jefferson,” a one-day, sciences-track event exploring uses of virtual, augmented and blended reality in practical use at Jefferson-East Falls.


Guests are invited to explore an exhibit space where members of the Jefferson-East Falls campus will demonstrate how they have utilized XR technology in their own fields.

HP will also be on hand to demonstrate its XR technology, including the Sprout 3D scanner, zSpace Display and ZVR Backpack computer.


Evan McNaught & Team (Student): AR (augmented reality) Sandbox, a literal sandbox that projects a topographical map onto the sand surface that dynamically updates as users alter the terrain with their hands or tools. Designed based on plans provided by Univ. of CA, Davis.

Danielle Schipps (Student): Collaborative VR spaces for architecture illustrating how two individuals can exist in the same virtual space even if they are separated in physical space by using the power of the Internet and the Prospect VR plugin for the Revit design software.

Stefano Notarianni (Student): Exploration of marketing and branding techniques utilizing embedded AR codes on physical materials. Allowing for a far greater, more dynamic, amount of information to be contained in an otherwise static format.

Jefferson’s Intro to VR Course (Freddie Freeman, Instructor):
Student work, such as a 360 Video campus tour and a virtual student gallery focusing on the history of technology, will be presented. Try on the HTC Vive, explore VR with the Google Daydream, or check out the 360 Gopro Camera Rig. Former and current VR students will be on hand to answer questions, as well as facilitate live demos.

  • Kristian D. Bocage (Student): HTC Vive Demo
  • Babs Hansen (Student): 360° Storytelling
  • Brooke Wimberley (Student): Virtual Gallery
  • Vraj Shah (Student): VR User Research
  • Adam Beauchner (Student): 360° GoPro Camera Rig Demo
  • Abdulghani Alsaigh (Student): VR Post Production
  • Alex Marino (Student): Google DayDream

Additional presenters to be announced.

Philly Tech Week is organized by news site Technical.ly and includes events from organizations and individuals throughout the region.