HOLO-MINDS Together: DESIGN AND PLAY WITH A FRIEND IN COLLABORATIVE AUGMENTED REALITY @ Long Beach M.I.N.D. Lab

HOLO-MINDS Together: DESIGN AND PLAY WITH A FRIEND IN COLLABORATIVE AUGMENTED REALITY @ Long Beach M.I.N.D. Lab

Long Beach M.I.N.D. Labs present a demonstration of collaborative augmented reality. Two participants can enter the collaborative augmented reality environment to create a 3D painting with a friend, tour and rotate strange designs, while accompanied by a 6 ft virtual “robot” assistant.  Spectators “outside” will also be able to enter the virtual environment via Skype telepresence “window”.

A large composite faces-of-the-world, AR Projection mapped will “supervise” the spectators and participants.

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Soyoung Jung, researcher at M.I.N.D. Lab Wins Top Research Paper at International Communication Conference 2017

Soyoung Jung, a Newhouse Ph.D. student and staff member of the M.I.N.D. Lab, won a top paper award for promising student paper (Best Paper by Student Authors) at the International Communication Association.

The paper is titled “Reciprocity of Inter-Media and Second Level Agenda Setting in the Case of Islamic State of Levant or Al-Sham (ISIS/ISIL/IS).”  A certificate and cash prize will be awarded at the annual conference in San Diego.

This study investigates the reciprocal influence on inter-media and second level agenda setting using the case of ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State (IS) with big data analysis. The big data analysis is demonstrated using a time series analysis, the Granger causality with three different media organizations’ coverage: the amount of coverage from traditional media, the volume of tweets (social media) and official statements from governments regarding ISIS/ISIL/IS.

Mind Readers

Danushka Bandara G’12 wears the functional near-infrared spectroscopy device.

Danushka Bandara G’12 wears the functional near-infrared spectroscopy device.

For decades, medical researchers have understood which areas of the brain are devoted to abilities, memories and emotions. And physicians have long been able to closely examine our brains with magnetic fields in MRI scanners for health purposes. Newhouse School Research Associate Professor Leanne Hirshfield’s research takes things to a whole new level.

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