CyArk Immersive Education Symposium

December 1, 2016 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Lucie Stern Center, Palo Alto

For over a decade, CyArk has remained true to its mission to digitally capture, archive and share the world’s most cherished cultural heritage sites. Now, with the world’s largest high-quality archive, spanning over 40 countries across all seven continents, CyArk plans to transition this archive of extraordinary places to immersive educational experiences.

While the world is buzzing about virtual reality, CyArk has applied VR to its archive in order to bring real pieces of culture and history into schools. During the symposium, CyArk invites you to experience the power of CyArk’s content when paired with immersive virtual reality and to envision the technology’s implications on the future of education.

CyArk’s ‘Explore Your World’ program, is a new and exciting way for young people to learn and experience their world from home or school. CyArk will share plans for this program and the perspectives of important thought leaders in education and technology. As well as, take you on a virtual journey to explore some of these sites for yourself.

memoryNOVEMBER 30, 2016
Cocktail Recpetion
November 30, 2016 at 5pm
Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Dr.
Stanford, CA 94305
Film Screening
Destruction of Memory: The War Against Culture and the Battle to Save it
November 30, 2016 at 7pm
Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford

Over the past century, cultural destruction— the purposeful destruction of buildings, books, and art in order to erase collective memory and identity—has wrought catastrophic results on every continent. But the war is by no means over. If anything, this kind of cultural warfare has been steadily increasing. This film looks at how and why this has happened, and how the push to protect, salvage, and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Digital Technology offers a valuable tool in both documenting and sharing these incredible places. CyArk has been working with groups around the world to put technology into the hands of those on the front lines and to share their work with the world.

Join CyArk and Director, Tim Slade, for a special film screening followed by a lively discussion about the current climate of heritage preservation.


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