Extended Reality (Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality)

One woman showing another how to gesture in a VR headset

Extended reality (XR) refers to the spectrum of technologies that span the reality-virtuality continuum, including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), and 360 degree capture.

XR makes possible new modes of engagement, interaction, and immersion. Research applications of XR include architectural reconstructions, immersive performance, virtual exhibits, and interactive renderings of historical events. 

OARC coordinates with the UCLA XR Initiative, which it helped to found, and others across campus to support research endeavors which incorporate XR technologies.

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XR in the Arts and Humanities

XR in the Arts and Humanities:

A virtual event showcasing the UCLA XR Initiative (XRI) where speakers gave lightning talks on eight different research and pedagogical XR examples.