Blog Post 1 | 5/31/2019
Today, we had to take the Myers-Briggs Assessment. My personality type was INTJ. I found this interesting because I had taken the test previously and had received the same personality type. In addition, we had discussions within our individual teams, which each member stating what they wanted from the team. Afterwards, we had a presentation on how to properly use the library system. We then had a tour of different virtual reality technologies. The one that I found the most interesting was the C6, a state-of-the-art virtual environment. I found the way that it functioned really interesting. There were multiple projectors on all six sides of the 10 by 10 foot cube, each one projecting an image that corresponds with the side of the cube that it was on. The room was powered by 48 computers, with one main one controlling the other 40 to make sure that they did not get out of sync from one another. The complexity of the task really amazed me.
Additionally, we were given a tour of DABL, the 3D printing space at Iowa State. Finally, we were shown the numerous head mounted displays (HMDs) that Iowa State has at its disposal. The HMDs included the Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, and the Magic Leap. Each virtual experience brought a certain, uniqueness, with the Vive’s full-room tracking, the Oculus’ impeccable controls and the Magic Leap’s augmented reality.
I’m so glad that someone posted a picture of C6. I took a photo but it was kinda blurry. I like how you described each virtual experience. I always disliked it when people say VR is better than AR, and vice versa. I think they’re both unique and great in their own rights.