Minecraft at NIU

NIU students, faculty, staff and alum join us to build the NIU campus in Minecraft. Contact Aline Click aclick@niu.edu for builder access....

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NIU Glidden Campus in Second Life

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"A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment navigated and experienced by one or more users. Over the...

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Oculus Rift

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The goal of this project was to create an inexpensive virtual reality experience to help users...

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Interactive Window Display

Interactive Window Displays, Get Up and Move in the NIU Library!

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Thanks to a grant from the Friends of the NIU Libraries’ Awards Program, Founders Memorial Library, in partnership with the Digital Convergence Lab (FO 340) is piloting Interactive Window Displays, the first on NIU’s campus.

To install the Interactive Window Display, the Digital Convergence Lab applied a rear projection film product by Proscreens to the back of the window glass. The film is designed specifically to display projected images and video. Projectors were mounted inside the windows and connected to a computer where the multimedia and interactive applications are controlled.

Kinect cameraInteraction is provided through a new technology created by Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect interfacing with Unity 3D and a web application. With the Kinect camera, the user controls the display through the movement of his or her body. 

The interactive window project hopes to engage the NIU Library community in new and exciting ways. Not only does it provide a place for visitors to get up and move, it also serves as a platform for a variety of information such as late-breaking news broadcasts, simulations, and games. It can also be used as a canvas for interactive displays, student artistry and products.

Library guests are encouraged to come by the lab and interact with the displays. They are on from 9AM to 10PM Monday through Friday. 

Contact Aline Click for more information.

Upcoming DCL Events

Monday, Jun 20th - 9:00am
Just for Girls! Video Game Design Camp
Monday, Jun 27th - 9:00am
Session 1: Video Game Design Camp - Kodu
Monday, Jul 11th - 9:00am
Session 2: Video Game Design Camp - GameMaker
Monday, Jul 18th - 9:00am
Intro to 3D Game Design Camp - OpenSim
Monday, Aug 1st - 3:30pm
STEM Career Exploration Camp, Video Game Track
Monday, Aug 8th - 9:00am
Advanced Video Game Design Camp

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