Dimension Land

Researchers: Andrew Johnson, Craig Barnes, Dave Pape, Jason Leigh, Jim Costigan, Milana Huang, Jim Danowski

URL: http://www.evl.uic.edu/costigan/ORAL

In Dimension Land a remotely located instructor uses a shared virtual environment and the three dimensions of VR to teach about hypercubes and 4D math.

As a 3D box can be projected into 2D space, so a hyper-cube, the 4D cube, can be projected into 3D space. The students can experiment with this 3D projection.

This application is part of an experiment that compares learning in a remote environment with a teacher who is:
  • Physically present
  • A networked video presence
  • A networked VR avatar

Dimension World was built to evaluate how people communicate in virtual environments as part of Costigan’s Masters Thesis in the Department of Communications.

Email: jim@costigan.com

Date: September 1, 1996 - May 1, 1997
J. Costigan, EVL

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