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Participate and share : Poster

Wednesday, December 2, 4:30–5:30 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. circe dunnell  
Dr. Kevin Merges  

Each year, non-traditional art media are used in the 11th grade Critique and Production course at Rutgers Preparatory School. this year the media is AR and VR. Presenters will share and display the students' work in AR and VR apps such as Morphi and Tilt Brush with Google Poly.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Professional developers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: We will have sharable files of student work. Participants will be able to scan a qr code with their phone and view the files on their own device. We will be displaying the work on the screen so anyone will be able to see it without download. The 3-D nature of the files will allow participants with the files to zoom and rotate on their personal device, if they would like.
Topic: Augmented, mixed & virtual reality
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Performing/visual arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
  • Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The presenters will share the outcomes of this Art classroom experiment creating art in virtual and/or augmented reality. Using the foundation and concepts about the traditional construction of an artwork students needed to consider how to approach new technology with new ideas in creating art, but also needed to understand new methods of displaying their art. Augmented reality forces the students to explore the environment their art will "augment". Using Google Poly to display 3-D files required students to consider their work from all angles as the observer of the display could rotate and zoom on the artwork. The students used Procreate, Morphi, Tilt Brush, and Merge Cubes to complete their works.

Supporting research

This project is a new course for Drs. Dunnell and Merges. They have worked together for over 15 years integrating fractals in art and mathematics:
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are new media in the art world. These emerging technologies will be explored in the classroom this year and the results will be reported at ISTE in June.

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Dr. circe dunnell, Rutgers Preparatory School
Dr. Kevin Merges, Rutgers Preparatory School

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