On 16 January, Ed Brinksma officially opened the Immersive Tech Space, as part of the Erasmus Data Collaboratory, at Erasmus University Rotterdam Woudestein campus. The immersive Tech Space brings together EUR academics, students, support staff, and practitioners from industry and government.
Immersive tech is a collective term for technologies that 'immerse' a person in an experience by engaging different senses. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are manifestations of immersive tech.
Prof Ed Brinksma: “I am very proud that the Immersive Tech Space, as part of the Erasmus Data Collaboratory is being realized with the involvement of Erasmus Centre for Data Analytics (ECDA), ErasmusX, EUR support staff and diverse external partners. In this space of endless worlds our academics and students can collaborate in completely novel ways, that offer opportunities to address wicked problems (or work on societal challenges) from different perspectives, while speaking the same visual language through immersive technologies.”
Immersive Tech on campus Woudestein
At the Immersive Tech Space on campus Woudestein, people can collaborate, experiment and visualise information with the help of experts in immersive technology and gamification. This space is designed for education, research and making connections between different fields using immersive technologies such as VR, AR, MR and holography.
These new technologies help to better understand concepts, embrace different perspectives and create new types of collaborations that drive innovation and thereby create societal impact. Jos van Dongen, Director Erasmus Data Collaboratory at ECDA: "The Immersive Tech Space brings together our academics, our immersive tech and data engineers, and students with external partners and stakeholders, to truly engage and collaborate via immersive experiences within their own domains, and especially within innovative projects that require an interdisciplinary approach."
Read more about the Immersive Tech Space.