YOU’RE INVITED! PennImmersive XP Open House on Nov. 7

Join us Wednesday, November 7 for the PennImmersive Experience (XP) Open House that will be held on the 6th floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center from 11 am to 2 pm.


See the full agenda of demos (PDF): pennimmersiveXP18-handouts

We have a fantastic lineup of hands-on demonstrations for you to try and experience by Penn faculty, staff, and students, design studios, start-ups, and tech companies.

Woman wearing HoloLens

Penn Projects

  • Archeological VR demo of the progress of a fort site reconstruction in the Vayots-Dzor region of Armenia by Penn undergraduate, Malkia Okech (read more)
  • 3D work at the Penn Museum related to collections, exhibits, and educational programming, including “touchables” for the new Middle East Gallery with Steve Lang and colleagues
  • Augmented reality designed for use in the operating room
  • Addressing phantom-limb pain in VR
  • Biologically-inspired robots
  • Pop-up exhibit from the Penn Libraries’ Special Collections highlighting the History of Virtual Realty
  • and more

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Start-ups, Design Firms & Tech Companies

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Play Something, Make Something

Take a mid-day rejuvenation break to explore, experience, and meet people who share your interests and curiosity! Light refreshments will be served. [Register]

Note of Appreciation

We are grateful for the support of so many individuals, groups, and organizations: All of our  presenters who are taking the time to share their work and expertise with us; John Mulhern, III from Information Systems and Computing; Wharton Computing’s Strategic Partnerships; PennImmersive Student Club; the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education;  countless people across campus (like Kyle Cassidy, Marion Leary, Alex Miller, Erin Murphy, Peter Cobb) and within the Penn Libraries (like Aman Kaur, Barbara Cavanaugh, Emily Benenhaly and more); the Penn Libraries Board of Overseers and in particular, Haniel Lynn for making this event possible. It takes a village to create immersive experiences! We thank you.

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