A dabble into the Keynote Arena: SoTEL 2019

#SOTELnz reflections from @aiello_stephen – view the keynote recording at https://aut.ap.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=1a6118fa-7dab-48e6-9807-a9f40026907a #mesh360

Stephen Aiello

Screen Shot 2019-03-06 at 7.32.49 AMStuart Cook and I were asked to present as a keynote speaker for the 2019 SoTEL symposium in Auckland. Advertised as “trendsetters”, I ensured that I put on my best attire and Cookie and I decided to present on our recent dabble into Mobile Mixed Reality and immersive simulation. 

Now of interest, the word dabble has not been used willy-nilly here, dabble by definition relates to the immersion of (one’s hands or feet) partially in water with gentle movement. The idea, of course, is to have a sensation of subtle feeling and movement with the soft resistance as the hand brushes the water offering an enjoyable experience.

So okay, I may have pushed the analogy a little with my play on dabble, but the reality here is that this project is all about immersion, feeling and movement. Within a design-based research methodology in relation to technology our use of virtual reality…

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