Mixed Reality Laboratory

Talks by Derek Hansen and Lachlan Urquhart

Mixed Reality Lab Meeting Space
Friday 23rd June 2017 (12:00-13:00)

Derek Hansen - Mixed Reality Education

Several new genres of narrative-based play have emerged in recent years. These experiences allow participants to imagine themselves as participants in an unfolding fictional world that intersects our everyday lives. Many of the properties that make these experiences entertaining and novel, also make them uniquely suited to meet educational goals. In this presentation, I will discuss recent work on the design of 3 different, yet related, educational mixed reality experiences including: the DUST alternate reality game to promote scientific inquiery; the Tessera alternate reality game to promote computational thinking; and the Microcore Playable Case Study to promote argumentative writing.

Derek Hansen is the Abell Professor of Innovation at Brigham Young University’s School of Technology. His research and teaching focus on the development and analysis of novel social technologies for the public good in domains such as education, citizen science, and health promotion. Derek received his PhD in Information from the University of Michigan and is a former faculty member at the University of Maryland’s iSchool

Lachlan Urquhart - Realising the Right to Data Portability for the Internet of Things

This talk is based on a journal paper written with Neelima Sailaja and Derek McAuley that brings together legal, business and technical perspectives on the new EU legal right to data portability. We consider the wider context of IoT and the broader mandate for doing privacy by design found in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Many IoT business models involve collecting and analysing personal data to derive perceived future value, often putting the data beyond direct control of users (e.g. in xloud hosting outside the EU). These approaches are increasingly challengeable under the GDPR as it expands end user legal rights to create greater transparency. Furthermore, GDPR aims to provide more power for end-users over how their data is processed and we consider the opportunities posed by the right to data portability for rebalancing asymmetries between users and service providers. By challenging existing data driven business models, the right highlights the need for new approaches to data handling that can support GDPR compliance, like use of personal information management systems (PIMS).

Mixed Reality Laboratory

University of Nottingham
School of Computer Science
Nottingham, NG8 1BB

email: mrl@cs.nott.ac.uk