Past Ahmanson Lab Projects

This interactive timeline featuring key developments in the history of robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous technologies, was created for the showcase portion of a Visions & Voices event, Emotionally Intelligent Robots: More Human than Human? All entries were researched and authored by Jordan Kessler and Serena Allen, with additional animations by Andrew Wood.

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The Japanese Poster Virtual Gallery brings artifacts from USC Digital Library's Japanese Poster Collection to life in an interactive 3D gallery space. Users can wonder through the gallery, click on posters, and read descriptive text researched and written by students in AHIS 387, Spring 2020. This project was developed to augment a traditional digital exhibit built with AHIS 387, Unpinning History: Japanese Posters in the Age of Commercialism, Imperialism, and Modernism.

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Ahmanson Lab 3D is a series of interactive three-dimensional models of the Ahmanson Lab space rendered to scale. Built in SketchUp, several models were used to design the Lab’s physical space. Other models are utilized to plan for events, physical and infrastructural upgrades, and future development. All models can also be output in virtual reality in the Lab’s VR room.

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The Stanza Della Segnatura Virtual Experience was built was designed and developed by Innovation Scholars and Ahmanson Lab staff as part of our 2019-2020 Collaboratory, Building a Virtual Renaissance Library: Julius II’s Stanza della Segnatura, led by Lisa Pon. The virtual environment allows users to interact with the Vatican palace room, connecting up frescoes painted by Raphael and passages with the most important Renaissance description of that room, written by Giorgio Vasari.

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Terraforming Mars Collaboratory

Terraforming Mars VR is a research-driven, annotated experience of the red planet, built in virtual reality for the Oculus Rift by Innovation Scholars and staff at the Ahmanson Lab. This project was designed and implemented as part of our 2018-2019 Terraforming Mars collaboratory, coordinated by Dana Milstein and Vahe Peroomian.

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Terraforming Mars Collaboratory

Camp Fire AR is an augmented realty app, built for iOS, that tells the story of the destructive California Camp Fire by utilizing data and media assets from the L.A. Times. This app was designed and coded by students as part of our 2018-2019 Mapping and App-ing Los Angeles Collaboratory in partnership with the Los Angeles Times.

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Terraforming Mars Collaboratory

The Futures of Democracy Game Kit is intended to facilitate community and individual engagement with present-day issues through acts of playful speculation. The kit contains games on democracy-related issues such as campaign finance, corruption, and political compromise. The kit was designed by students and professionally printed as part of our 2018-2019 Futures of Democracy Collaboratory.

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