Digital Den

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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.

For example, Digital Den developed a virtual computer museum.

Welcome Area, New Computer Museum v. 1.5

Here is a video “walk-through” of the application.

Find out more about the virtual computer museum

There was also another application authored in Unity 3D that served as a spatial interface to the content on the Cosma 3D website.

Cosma 3D Experience Gallery

Here’s a video “walk-through” of the application. Notice that the posters and objects in this application also link to pages on the Cosma 3D website, 360 YouTube videos and other interactive activities on the web.

Find out more about Cosma 3D

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Digital Den maintained 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 Digital Den team also had a “pop-up lab” for presenting and providing workshops at a variety of corporate and educational events to promote innovation in immersive experiences through experimenting with creative integration of 3D platforms and content.

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)

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Due to the state of the VR industry, Digital Den is on an indefinite hiatus, but you can still find out more about it on the website…

Digital Den | R&D | Exhibits | Events | Workshops

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NY Blitz
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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.

Immersion 14 Exhibit in LA
Immersion 14 Exhibit in LA

Hopper, M.E. (2013, November). Where’s the immersion? From lab to living room [Presentation]. Boston Tech Breakfast. Microsoft NERD Center, Cambridge, MA.

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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.