Come along and learn about Western Sydney University’s School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics’ (SCEM) cutting-edge research and educational technology display for applied arts and sciences. Discover the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence, Virtual and Augmented Reality and Simulation and explore an immersive virtual space with two interactive Virtual Reality (VR) exhibits.
Exhibit 1: Generations of Knowledge
This exhibition portrays everyday life of the Aboriginal Darug clan in pre-contact era. In this immersive simulation, you’ll become an active member of the Darug clan and learn about protocols, traditional medicine, food, spirituality and rituals.
This exhibit was developed in close collaboration with Aboriginal Elders on the Western Sydney University campus. The exhibit serves as a repository of cultural, historic and linguistic heritage of Aboriginal Knowledge; engages and co-creates with the Aboriginal community to understand their perspectives by using the simulation technology; and raises appreciation and appropriate attribution for Aboriginal intellectual property within non-aboriginal population.
Exhibit 2: Uruk 3000 B.C.
Discover what life was like in Uruk, the first city on Earth. You will become an active member of Uruk society and will learn knowledge acquired from interactions with other Uruk Citizens to accomplish a selected quest. By accomplishing this quest, you’ll acquire valuable knowledge on life in ancient Mesopotamia and the important discoveries made by the Sumerian culture.
Both projects were developed in SCEM, Western Sydney University, by Dr. Tomas Trescak, Dr. Anton Bogdanovych, Prof. Simeon Simoff, with active participation of WSU students.
Carefully curated storytelling, interactivity and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI), advance the possibilities in the education of topics exploring the history of mankind.
For information about Sydney Science Festival events at Western Sydney University: https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/sciencefestival2017