at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


CAAV Conference

The WID Virtual Environments group will be hosting the 8th annual CAAV (Campus Alliance for Advanced Visualization) conference November 11-14th, 2024 at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.  The event will be 2 1/2 days of talks centered on XR technologies and will include lab tours and other events.

Cicada Film Collaboration

Members of the WID Virtual Environments Group recently collaborated with James Gavins, Artist in Residence at WID and Creative Director Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives/ First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Learning Community
In the Division Of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement to help in filming a trailer for his film Cicada.  The CAVE was used as a dynamic background for filming. View the trailer on YouTube.

Exploring a New Universe of Science Learning

Article discussing the Exploring the Universe from Antarctica Project and an associated publication in the Journal of STEM Outreach

In the photo: the IceCube Lab building at the South Pole

Published via WID Communications

Q&A: Kevin Ponto wants to use virtual reality to solve real-world problems

Article discussing the future implications of Virtual Reality

In the photo: Kevin Ponto (Assistant Professor in the School of Human Ecology)

Published in Madison newspaper The Cap Times

Virtual reality users must learn to use what they see

Article discussing the future implications of Virtual Reality

In the photo: Bas Roker (Lab Director of Rokers Vision Laboratory)

The papers findings will help advance understanding of human 3D motion processing and form a foundation for future study of perception in virtual and natural 3D environments.

JM Fulvio, B Rokers. 2017. Use of Cues in Virtual Reality Depends on Visual Feedback. Nature Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 16009.

UW-Madison team probes home health environments with virtual reality

Exploring the role Virtual Reality will have in healthcare

In the photo:Ross Tredinnick, a systems programmer at the Virtual Environments Group, navigates a living room scenario in the lab’s fully immersive virtual reality CAVE.

To gain insight into the factors that influence a person’s ability to manage a health condition at home, a diverse group of researchers at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID), and the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing and College of Engineering, has developed a new approach that combines data from real household environments, home health care expertise and virtual reality technology.