Beginning in Fall 2018, we will be offering virtual reality (VR) headsets for check-out. We have one Oculus Rift + Touch and two Oculus Go headsets available. Oculus can be reserved for 5 days at a time and can be renewed on the last day if no one else has reserved it in advance. Patrons are required to set-up and use their own Oculus accounts. We recommend users new to VR begin with the Oculus Go.
Oculus Go requires a mobile device (iOS or Android), a wifi connection, and the download of the Oculus Go app. The studio has an ipod touch that can be used for this purpose with limited availability.
Oculus Rift with Touch requires a high end Windows computer with a good graphics card. If you are unsure of your computer’s compatibility, please visit the Oculus website and download their compatibility tool. The Rift and Touch system requires you to download their software. If you do not have a compatible Windows computer, the studio has a desktop computer that is VR ready and can be reserved for 3 hours at a time.
For more information about Oculus Rift and Touch including available experiences and system requirements, please visit the Oculus Rift website.
Faculty members who are interested in integrating a digital aspect into their classes or assignments should consult with Vanessa Rodriguez, Creative Studio manager. We may be available to give project specific instruction to small groups of students, help you come up with ideas for creating a reasonable digital media project, or purchase virtual reality experiences that students can use in the studio.