Mary Hopper served as Founder and President of a R & D company that designed and developed 3D applications using Unity 3D and related authoring tools to create fun and informative immersive experiences.
Digital Den also had an extensive collection of both vintage and new immersive hardware (Virtual Boy, Power Glove, Leap Motion, Mindwave, View-Master VR, GearVr, Oculus Rift DK1/2, HTC Vive etc.). The collection was used during presentations and workshops at a variety of corporate and educational events.
Digital Den was among the companies included in this article by Dylan Martin in BostonInno. He did an excellent job of rounding up what was going on in the local VR scene at that time.
15 Boston Tech Cos. That Are Shaping the Future of Virtual Reality (Dylan Martin, BostInno)
Due to the poor state of the XR industry and Immersive Media authoring, Digital Den is on an indefinite hiatus, but you can still find out more about what it was on the old website.
The collections have been transferred to the New Media Museum.
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Related Presentations and Exhibits
Hopper, M.E. (2016, November). Is it cool yet? [Exhibit]. VR@MIT Open House, MIT Stratton Student Center, Cambridge, MA.
Hopper, M.E. (2016, September). Strap on a Headset and Jump into VR! [Exhibit]. A Cross-disciplinary Exploration of the Emerging Worlds of Virtual and Augmented Reality. HubWeek @ Harvard, Alston, MA.
Hopper, M.E. (2016, July). Virtual Reality Rocks! [Exhibit]. Tech in Motion’s Immersive Tech Demos. Fragomen, Boston, MA.
Hopper, M.E. (2016, June). Virtual Reality Blitz [Exhibit]. Edtech Product Showcase at Deshpande Symposium for Higher Ed. Innovation Hub, University of Massachusetts – Lowell, Lowell, MA.
Hopper, M.E. (2014, August). Which way to the holodeck? [Presentation]. New Computer Museum Meetup. Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA.
Hopper, M.E. (2014, May). Immersive interfaces [Exhibit]. Immersion 2014, Los Angeles, CA.
Hopper, M.E. (2013, November). Where’s the immersion? From lab to living room [Presentation]. Boston Tech Breakfast. Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA.
Pre-Digital Den Presentations
Related presentations by Mary Hopper before Digital Den was formed.
Hopper, M. E. (2008, May). Ok, now what? Ideas from Havok to the Holodeck [Presentation]. Sloan-C International Symposium, Emerging Technology Applications for Online Learning, Carefree, AZ.
Hopper, M. E. (2008, April). SecondLife: Powerful Places for Teaching and Learning. UMass IT Conference: The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Making “IT” Matter, Boxborough, MA.
Hopper, M. E. (2008, December). Using Virtual Worlds for Computer Science Education and Research [Presentation]. Computer Science Seminar, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.