Walking through Space and Time with SMALLab Augmented Reality

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Tuesday April 17, 2018 - Saturday April 21, 2018
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Room 382, Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 266 4th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
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  • Fee(s):
    Free but registration is required to join the workshop. Contact sky@physics.gatech.edu
  • Extras:

Karelle Siellez


Summary Sentence: In the coolest classroom ever, join the workshop or just experience the space.

Full Summary: Explore the SMALLab augmented-reality learning environment. Learn about astrophysics, gravitational waves and more through motion. Join the workshop to create your own learning activities using augmented reality. Or simply enjoy the exhiliration of learning by moving. 

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  • Experience SMALLab Experience SMALLab

Welcome to SMALLab, the coolest classroom you’ve ever seen! Like a room-sized iPad, this unique interactive learning environment is equipped with augmented-reality technology to enable you to explore scientific concepts as you move and interact with projected images.

Brought to Georgia Tech by SMALLab Learning (www.smallablearning.com) and the Georgia Tech members of LIGO (Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory), this augmented-reality classroom offers a kinesthetic approach to learning about gravitational waves, astrophysics, and more.

The augmented-reality classroom is based on peer-reviewed research showing that comprehension and retention are enhanced by movement, a concept known as embodied learning, which SMALLab taps into through motion-capture technology. SMALLab Learning’s development work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, Intel Research, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bringing SMALLab to Georgia Tech is the brainchild of Karelle Siellez, a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics. Funding was provided by the Georgia Tech Parents Fund for Student Life and Leadership and the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts.

WORKSHOP: Create your own content

April 17, 9 AM-5 PM & April 18, 2-5 PM

Using SMALLab's technology, create your own learning games.

Registration is required. Contact sky@physics.gatech.edu to register.


Experience the coolest classroom ever! Learn about astrophysics, gravitational waves, and more by using your mind AND body.

Free and no registration required. Come alone or with friends and have fun with this new way of learning science! 

April 19-20, 9 AM-5 PM For Georgia Tech students, staff, and faculty only

April 21, 9 AM-5 PM Open to the public 


Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Augmented Reality, Karelle Siellez, Center for Relativistic Astrophysics, Office of the Arts, Parents Fund for Student Life and Leadership
  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Apr 11, 2018 - 9:41am
  • Last Updated: Apr 11, 2018 - 1:13pm