Laying the Foundation for a University-wide XR Initiative: MiXR Studios Podcast with Guest Tom Finholt
In the final episode for season one of the MiXR Studios podcast, we talk with Tom Finholt, the dean and a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information. Dean Finholt was instrumental in the early work in collaborating with faculty and other deans at U-M to explore what the university should be doing in terms of XR for research and pedagogy.
The MiXR Studios Podcast exists to educate the University of Michigan community about what is happening in XR (Extended Reality) on campus. It will share best practices and exciting learnings while helping to shape the future of teaching and learning in higher education and beyond.
More about the Alternative Reality Initiative (ARI)
Information about the XR Intitiative of the Center for Academic Innovation
The Emerging Technologies Group of the Digital Media Commons, and CAEN, provide the most extensive XR and 3D Visualization technologies anywhere on the U-M campus. Located in the Duderstadt Center, they support student learning and faculty research for members of the U-M academic community including groups like ARI and the XR Initiative. For a description of XR technologies, 3D visualization systems, and software supported see:
Duderstadt Center XR Visualization Spaces
CAEN Lab Software Environment