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Becoming an Avatar

December 26, 2017

Alyssa Julya Smith of Cheddar visited the USC Institute for Technologies in December where she learned about research being conducted in virtual reality from audio lead Jamison Moore and assistant professor Ari Shapiro.

Alyssa became an avatar herself, placed in a virtual world with the nation’s third president, Thomas Jefferson. They talk how virtual reality is being implemented in educational settings and how the technology can add to a curriculum.

Watch the full segment on Cheddar.