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Ideas Lounge Summer Schedule

Come hang out with us in our Ideas Lounge!

We’ve added events to our calendar that will be available for the MRU Community to enjoy throughout the summer.  You’ll definitely be impressed as you show off your gaming skills on the 18-55″ LCD monitors that make up the Visualization Wall in the Lounge or try out the VR/AR/MR technology we have available.

Highlights are below, but please be sure to check the Library calendar for the full schedule and any changes. Programming starts Tuesday, July 3.

Movie Mondays  — 11 am- 4pm
Spend your break with us. Sit back with fellow movie buffs and enjoy a film on our impressive Visualization Wall. We don’t have popcorn but feel free to bring your lunch.

TED Talk Tuesdays — 11am-4pm
Learn something new while witnessing remarkable storytelling through a TED Talk.

Web-Based Games Wednesdays — 9am-4pm
Connect with fellow gamers and try out popular games that are all abuzz.

Demo VR/AR/MR Technology Thursdays — 12pm-2pm
This is your chance to experience the difference between Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. An afternoon of fun is inevitable once you get settled in a headset and step into a new world, but this is also an opportunity to ask questions and see how this technology can incorporate into your class or research project.

Video Game Fridays — 12pm-2pm
Can we interest you in a game of Mario Kart? Drop in over your lunch break and enjoy video game favourites!

 

Please contact Anna Nuhn with questions about programming or drop in details.

Anna Nuhn – Visualization Specialist
Phone: 403.440.7088
Email: anuhn@mtroyal.ca

New faces and expertise in the Library – Maker studio and Visualization spaces

With some of our new spaces in the Library we have also added new staff with matching expertise.

Maker studio

The Maker Studio is a creative space for students, faculty and community users to experiment with new technologies and tools to tackle projects and explore ideas and concepts in a hands-on way. Users from the MRU community can design objects and creations for their research, coursework, or personal projects. Currently located in EL 1355, we looking forward to having the larger Maker Studio (EL 1245) completed by January 2018.

Contact Sandra Sarmiento, Technology Facilitator,  at ssarmiento@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7789 with any questions about using the Maker Studio technology.

Visualization spaces

  • Ideas Visualization Lounge
    • Located on the first floor (EL 1270), the Ideas Visualization Lounge is an exciting event and presentation space, designed to support Library and campus programming with public lectures, presentations, workshops and other interactive events. The state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall is ideal for large-scale displays to augment events and programs. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of August.
  • Visualization classroom
    • The Visualization Classroom, located on the first floor in EL1441, offers a state-of-the-art interactive visualization wall ideal for large-scale displays of text, images, video, data etc.  This exciting new teaching, learning and research space enables innovative teaching and unique opportunities to explore, learn, create and share. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of September 2017.
  • Immersion Studio
    • The Immersion Studio (EL3345) takes experiential and immersive learning to a new level. This “grey box” room allows projection of images or information on all four walls of the room at the same time, creating a unique 360º experience for teaching, learning and research. Construction is expected to be complete by October 2017

Contact Anna Nuhn – Visualization Specialist – anuhn@mtroyal.ca or 403.440.7088