Christina Vasilakis

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This paper describes the design, evaluation, and lessons learned from a project involving the implementation of an immersive virtual environment for children called NICE (Narrative-based, Immersive, Constructionist/Collaborative Environments). The goal of the NICE project was to construct a testbed for the exploration of virtual reality as a learning medium(More)
''Each vantage point, each mode of organization will create a new structure. And each new structure will enable you to see a different manner of meaning, acting as a new method of classification from which the whole can be grasped and understood.'' Abstract: In this paper we present an approach to applying virtual reality in architectural design and(More)
This paper describes the NICE project, an immersive learning environment for children implemented in the CAVE and related multiuser virtual reality (VR) technologies. The NICE project provides an engaging setting where children construct and cultivate simple virtual ecosystems, collaborate via networks with other remotely-located children, and create(More)
Las Meninas is a virtual reality (VR) artwork based on the painting of the same name by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez. Created for the CAVE(tm), Las Meni-nas attempts to establish a language of art in virtual reality by placing VR in the realm of storytelling; storytelling that is not simply formalistic and decorative, but also psychological. The viewer(More)
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