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History à la Carte: History Meets Virtual Reality

Wednesday, Feb. 12, noon–1 p.m. in our Daniels Auditorium

Presenter: Derek Ham, North Carolina State University

Ham is the creator and designer of Learning Lab 360’s “I Am A Man” interactive VR experience, which uses VR headsets to immerse participants into the 1960s Civil Rights movement, from the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Worker’s strike through events leading up to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, he will discuss his interests in the areas of game-based learning, algorithmic thinking, and digital fabrication. Ham is currently assistant professor of graphic design and affiliated assistant research professor of architecture at NCSU; he previously taught at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

Learning Lab 360 will be on-site parked on Edenton Street, offering attendees an opportunity to test out the experience!

Bring your own lunch; some beverages provided.

For information, call 919-814-7032.