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The computer lab at College Library recently launched a new Virtual Reality initiative. Both space and hardware have been allotted so that UW-Madison affiliates (faculty, staff, and students) have the tools and resources to create virtual reality experiences and/or video games. According to Crague Cook, Technology Operations Specialist, “It was faculty in the university’s art department who made a strong case for designating time and effort to this type of technical space. It’s really the next step in taking students from passive users of virtual reality, to giving them the opportunity to create in this new environment.” The station offers access to a powerful computer with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets with controllers and two game development platforms.

To learn more, visit College Library’s Learn. Play. Build. site!