Today we were able to try out VR equipment and see what graduate students here are working on. The experience was amazing to put it bluntly! It was really cool to find out how many different projects there are. I would go into details but I’m afraid it’s confidential info.
One of the coolest experiences I have ever had and certainly the most amazing VR yet was the opportunity to test out out the C6 Room. This a white room with all 6 sides having the ability to function. 4 projectors work on each side to project the images. It works like a real life VR room with the use of 3D Googles and it seems really lifelike. The cost of the operation is really expensive given how long certain materials last and how pricey they are to replace them. An hour operating the C6 costs $625 and my group stayed in it for 20 minutes. Therefore, it was a real privilege being able to have that experience for free. It was an opportunity that does not go unappreciated and I am really thankful for it. It’s something I certainly won’t forget and only served to strengthen my desire to work in the VR field.
Something else we did today was learn how to use the ISU library online website. We got to learn how to look for research articles, how to get from one page to another, etc. This info will certainly be useful once we dive deeper into our projects and look to see what other people have done before.
Overall, it’s been a good day so far. We ate lunch at the same buffet we’ve been eating these past 3 days (there’s so much variety you couldn’t get tired of the food, at least, not for awhile).
The people are really nice and they really appreciate all the questions we ask. I don’t feel like I ever ask “stupid questions” as they love to feed our curiosity and really showing what it is they’re doing.
Hey guys. It’s pretty late at night and I still want to say a couple of things. I feel like it’s going to be very important to me from now on to be more honest with myself and reflect more deeply. It’s going to grow more and more intensive from here on out and I need to mentally prepare myself for it. There’s a lot of worries and concerns I have which I will talk more about on the future.
Also btw, I don’t mind being so honest about my thoughts and feelings. I feel like if future readers can get a feel for what I went through, then maybe they won’t feel so alone as they undergo their path. Stories empower people. Getting to know the path someone took to get to where they are, especially if it’s not the straightest of paths, is really inspirational and even more if you can relate to it. I have already met one person here who have really impacted me with their story. They have quickly become someone special to me whom I can trust wholeheartedly, even though it’s only been three days.
Good night for now. It’s late and I can’t continue writing. Until next time.