Your Name and Title: Chad Mairn, Librarian | Innovation Lab Manager

Library, School, or Organization Name: St. Petersburg College

Co-Presenter Name(s): NA

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Seminole, FL

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): All audiences.

Short Session Description (one line): Libraries offering immersive experiences are opening the minds of their users to understand what is possible today and giving opportunities to see what they can possibly create in the future.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Immersive Technologies imitate or extend our physical world via digital simulations to give us the sense of being completely absorbed into something. One example of immersive technology is spatial computing, which combines computer vision and artificial intelligence to integrate visual content into the real-world around us. In this talk, attendees will: 

  • Understand Immersive Technologies and see how they will impact everything ranging from education to entertainment.

  • Learn the differences between virtual, augmented, and mixed realities to introduce Spatial Computing.

  • Hear about the tools, devices, and platforms creating these new experiences.

  • Discuss potential issues these technologies may have when used in learning and teaching.

  • See what libraries can do to make use of immersive technologies to create new user experiences.

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: NA

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