illustration of a laptop with the historical photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. waving over the crowd at the National Mall in the 1963 March on Washington. An icon of virtual reality goggles is overlaid in the corner.
illustration of a laptop with the historical photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. waving over the crowd at the National Mall in the 1963 March on Washington. To the right side, there is an icon of a person wearing virtual reality goggles. The text on the image reads: Black History Month VR Lab: Come explore black history and perspectives through virtual reality (VR)! Feburary 14th, 2:30 to 4:30pm. Pollak Library room PLN 130. Open to anyone. This is a drop-in lab, first-come first-served. Participants will sign-in upon arrival. Sponsored by CSUF Pollak Library and DEF-Con.

Black History Month 2024

Virtual Reality Lab

Come explore black history and perspectives through virtual reality.

Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-simulated experience that immerses one inside of a virtual world that can be a real or an imaginary place. The depth of the immersive experience depends on the type of equipment used and the nature of the accompanying software application. This hands-on VR Lab focuses on African American history and experiences, including themes about racism and social justice. No prior experience with VR is necessary. The Pollak Library VR Event Team will help you with all equipment.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • explore a handful of VR experiences, and
  • use both high-end and low-budget VR equipment (including free apps for your smartphone)
Digital Scholarship Librarian Colleen Robledo Greene and Art & Makerspace Librarian Kellie Lanham-Friedman will be available to discuss opportunities to integrate VR into your curriculum, research, and scholarship. We understand that some of these VR experiences focus on themes and perspectives that can be painful or might raise questions. Professor Scherly Virgill, who lectures in Black Studies at CSUF will serve as a cultural competency and subject matter expert. Please direct any questions to Colleen Robledo Greene at cgreene@fullerton.edu. This program is co-hosted by the Pollak Library and CSUF DEFCon.

Event Team:

photo of the exterior of Pollak Library

@Pollak Library

Colleen Robledo Greene (Digital Scholarship Librarian), Kellie Lanham-Friedman (Art & Makerspace Librarian), Jeremy Vall (Library Services Specialist), Mandy Bruns (Library Services Specialist), and VJ Kuan-Roberts (Library Facilities Coordinator)

Split image with the headshot of Colleen Robledo Greene and that of Scherly Virgill

@CSUF DEFCon

Colleen Robledo Greene (Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Scherly Virgill (Outreach Coordinator & Lecturer in African American Studies)

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