HP Omnicept featuring Syracuse University | VR | HP

You can’t combat biases you can’t detect. That’s why Makana Chock is using the HP Omnicept VR platform and HP Reverb G2 Omnicept VR headset to help identify how our pre-existing belief systems affect how we process information. By tracking the bioanalytics of users, Chock and the Extended Reality Lab at Syracuse University are able to gain valuable insights to track the consistency of pre-existing biases with a user’s response to a virtual experience. (via HP YouTube Channel)

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ITS: In-Depth: Extended Reality

Exert from SU’s ITS Website

Image of Jason explaining extended reality
Mr. Webb Explaining XR

Each edition of “ITS In-Depth” takes a closer look at a hot topic in information technology. With extended reality (XR) rapidly blurring the lines between science fiction and, well, reality, we talked with ITS Online Learning Services Instructional Analyst Jason Webb G’18 to learn how XR is shaping teaching, learning, and research at Syracuse University.

What is the difference between virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, and extended reality? Are any of those terms interchangeable or do they each mean a specific thing? 

Read more at ITS’ website

Extended Reality Podcast with Jason Webb

Behind the Monitor

On the latest episode of Behind the Monitor, we chat with Online Learning Services instructional analyst Jason Webb about the growth of extended reality at Syracuse University. Extended Reality, or XR, is an umbrella term that encompasses three main subcategories: virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). Webb describes several unique projects undertaken by professors in schools across campus, including the School of Architecture, the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.



Link from ITS Website

NASA: Mars Landing

Mars Perseverance Rover, 3D Model

In celebration of the Mars Perseverance Rover landing, NASA has shared the 3D model of the rover itself. Feel free to download it and use in your XR projects and try it in AR so you can see the actual size of the rover!

Students, faculty to use immersive media to explore the complicated history—and future—of Syracuse’s I-81

By Wendy Loughlin
Published on Nov 23, 2020

The construction of Interstate 81 in the 1960s cut through the city of Syracuse, leaving a wound that still pains the community five decades later.

With newly-secured funding from the Journalism 360 initiative, a team of Newhouse School students and professors will explore Syracuse’s I-81 story using immersive media tools. To read more…

A 3D model of Syracuse created by Architecture assistant professor Amber Bartosh

Oculus 2

As someone who writes about virtual reality and has been stuck at home just like many people during the 2020 pandemic, I’ve gotten asked one question over and over: if virtual reality is so great and actual reality is so dangerous, why isn’t everybody turning to VR? This isn’t a totally fair framing, since VR usage has spiked by some measures. But it did expose a simple problem: I really couldn’t recommend a headset that was friendly enough for most people to buy.

Read the rest of the Review from the Verge

Virtual Tour of Syracuse University

VR Tour
Experience Syracuse in Virtual Reality

Are you a prospective student that wants to get a feel for SU’s campus before your visit? missing campus or want to know more about any of the buildings you frequented? Go to and take a full guided tour of our beautiful campus and learn about the history of our buildings and see all of the parts that make SU’s campus special.