Constructing Immersive Virtual Worlds

ISS 270S

Theory, practice, and creation of 3D virtual worlds. Hands-on design and development of online collaborative simulations with Cobalt and Virtual Worlds Framework. Introduction to Javascript and Smalltalk programming, graphics workflow for creating virtual world media assets. Critical exploration of state-of-the-art virtual world technologies; 3D graphics, chat, voice, video, and mixed reality systems. Topics include: history/culture of virtual worlds, identity and avatars; behavioral norms; self-organizing cultures; user-generated content, virtual world economies; architectural scalability. No prerequisites - some programming experience helpful. Consent of instructor required. Instructor: Szabo. One course. C-L: Computer Science 102S, Visual and Media Studies 287S 

Crosslisting Numbers: 

COMPSCI 102S
VMS 287S

Curriculum Codes: 

QS