Here at the Digital Humanities Lab, we are more than a liberal arts lab. Students and staff of any discipline can indulge in cutting edge technologies such as: virtual reality headsets, game narratives, a podcasting booth, live streaming services, 360 videos, and more.
We provide our patrons with access to a broad range of disciplines that they can explore in ways that are applicable to their chosen field of study. At our lab, we want to provide our students with an education that will prepare them for a wide range of careers. This type of education can help students to find a career that they are passionate about, rather than just a job that is directly related to their chosen field of study. We encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone and have fun in their field of study.
The Digital Humanities Lab is a donor-supported partnership between the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Literature, Writing, and Digital Humanities at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Our goal is to bridge the gap between traditional storytelling in books and periodicals, and storytelling in the 21st century. There are plans to expand the Lab into a Center in the near future.
What is a Simulator?
Simulators can provide users with an immersive and realistic experience that can be used for entertainment, education, or training purposes. We provide our patrons with access to a wide variety of simulator experiences. Flight simulators, for example, allow users to experience what it is like to fly a plane. Other simulators, such as business simulators, give players the chance to run their own virtual companies. By providing access to these simulator experiences, we hope to give our patrons a well-rounded education that will prepare them for a wide range of careers. Everyone can find a way to experience what they're interested in learning more about.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is a simulated experience that can be like, or completely different from the real world. It is a simulated environment that can be accessed using a computer or your phone! A VR headset is a device that people use that allows you to experience virtual reality. People can use VR to explore new places, play games, or experience things that they wouldn't be able to otherwise.
There is no one answer to what people can use VR for. There are a variety of different things depending on their interests and what type of VR headset they are using. Some people use VR for gaming, while others use it for watching movies or TV, working out, or for educational purposes. Some people also use VR to help with anxiety or depression, or to relax and de-stress.
What is Artificial Intelligence?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a process of programming a computer to make decisions for itself. This can be done through a number of methods, including but not limited to: rule-based systems, decision trees, genetic algorithms, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy logic systems. AI can be used for a number of tasks, including but not limited to: data mining, pattern recognition, natural language processing, robot control, and art!