Visualization & Mixed Reality

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Level 1 of the Davis Global Center features 3D, holographic, and augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) technology to enhance education by providing unique experiential learning opportunities. The center utilizes transformative research and new methods to explore a variety of subjects. Learning environments housed within this level include technology such as 3D CADWalls, 2D interactive digital iWalls, a holographic theater, head-mounted displays, the first of its kind 5-sided laser-based immersive environment (iSpace) and the 270 degree 2D iEXCEL Helix. 

Content development is key. iEXCEL's visualization team, staffed by expert designers, developers and animators, work to develop high quality content and innovate in a prototype called the iEXCEL Visualization Hub.

Atrium  

dgc-lobby.jpgThe Davis Global Center Atrium is directly adjacent to the North Entrance across from MSC. The three-story ceilings command your attention as you enter into to the Davis Global Center. This space features our SONY Infinity Wall, the largest CLED SONY wall in the western hemisphere. This wall serves as an anchor to the entire building, showcasing the caliber of innovation offered throughout. The SONY wall has various features including video streaming, digital asset showcasing, presentation capabilities, and more.

Technology:

  • SONY Infinity Wall
  • MultiTaction Wall (6-Panel)
  • Donor Recognition Wall
  • Wayfinding Screen
  • Holographic Pop 3’s
Holographic Production  

Holographic Theater (1032) - The holographic theater is a multi-purpose venue with the centerpiece being the holographic stage. A hologram is created through an illusion called Pepper's Ghost. First created in the mid-1800s, this technique has become a staple on stage, at amusement parks, and is the basis for the modern teleprompter. What makes this theater unique is until recently it has been unfeasible to project an image both large enough and bright enough for a realistic imagery. To accomplish this, the theater has two sixteen feet by nine feet 4K LED screens. One screen projects an image onto a state-of-the-art transparent foil which is positioned eight feet in front of the other LED screen. Because the foil is both reflective and transparent, the audience can see both images combined which creates an effective holographic effect. The audience can also be positioned towards two large wall-mounted LED displays which are perfect for large group presentations hosted both in the theater and through the use of three zoom connected pan/tilt motorized cameras.

Editing Room (1045)

Filming Studio (1046)

 

Augmented Reality  

3D Immersive Lab 1 (1043) - The 6-Panel CADWall is an active 3D display with motion capture to allow for users to interact with content on the wall. The smaller size allows for smaller groups to collaborate together or a single user. Users wear 3D glasses that are tracked by infared cameras set above the wall. This allows your 3D experience to be catered to your alignment with the wall.

 3D Immersive Lab 2 (1047) - The Large Curved CADWall is an active 3D display with motion capture to allow for a user to interact with content on the wall. The large size allows for large groups lead by an instructor to present. Users wear 3D glasses that are tracked by infared cameras set above the wall. This allows your 3D experience to be catered to your alignment with the wall.

Virtual Reality  

Laser CAVE 5 (1035) - The Laser CAVE 5 is the first of its kind worldwide. This CAVE is 3D laser projected by some of the world’s strongest projectors onto 5 walls: floor, ceiling, and three sides. This immersive environment allows a single user to learn and interact in VR with its surroundings. A single user will remove shoes to use this technology. Additionally, 8 swiveling chairs are placed outside the CAVE to allow learners to observe via adjacent monitor, the perception of the user.

 Virtual Reality Innovation Academy (1037) - The Virtual Reality Innovation Academy is housed on the first floor of the Davis Global Center. This interactive classroom promotes team collaboration and accommodates up to 21 students. The academy also is equipped with its own private breakroom, collaboration space, lockers, and terrace.

 

Technology Innovation Labs  

Technology Innovation Lab I (1039) This space houses a 12 Panel Multitaction wall, making it the second largest of this technology on the Omaha campus. Users can practice privately in small groups or work directly with faculty members in the space. The Multitaction has real time connection capabilities with the additional walls in the Davis Global Center and additional Multitaction walls throughout the state.

Technology Innovation Lab II (1042) This space has several different pieces of technology offered within. These resources cater to individual hands on learning. The physical environment of this room promotes interactive collaboration through different iterations of Augmented Reality (AR).

iEXCEL Helix  
The iEXCEL Helix is the largest Multitaction technology inside the Davis Global Center. This space includes 30 individual interactive touch panels in a 270-degree environment. This technology allows its users to connect to the various Multitaction walls across the state. Once connected, you are able to interact in real time through video and audio-conferencing capabilities. The Multitaction wall promotes group and experiential learning. It also provides custom content sets that can be created and assigned to individuals by using codice markers. This feature allows users to customize their content prior to using the technology.