Irving W-B – more with the game tech

Irving Wladawsky-Berger had a A Stimulating Lunch at Oxford University where he discussed new medical device technologies and other uses of IT at Oxford:

During our lunch, we discussed the potential of leveraging the highly visual and interactive capabilities of the new generation of game technologies now coming to the market in order to provide physicians with extremely high quality, detailed visual images that they can rotate, zoom in or out and manipulate in a variety of ways to help them better see and analyze the information embedded in the image – however small.
… Professor Brady also mentioned that at Oxford researchers in the humanities were increasingly using IT in their work, to provide, for example, online access to a variety of original materials that are scattered across many different locations around the world or that may be hard to examine directly because of their fragility. This led to a very interesting discussion of how the kinds of interactive virtual world platforms and tools that have become increasingly popular in online games like Second Life and World of Warcraft could be used to teach subjects like history or literature.

Author: Andrew Hinton

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