We invite proposals from Temple University undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or faculty to create a virtual environment that reflects on the future of the planet in the age of the Anthropocene.
- Individual Temple University students or faculty
- Teams of Temple University students or faculty (consortia with students or faculty from other universities are welcomed if at least 50% of the team members are from Temple University)
- Up to ten projects will be awarded up to $250 to support their development of a virtual climate.
- Relevant software is available at the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio at the Charles Library. Successful proposals will receive support for their projects from Scholars Studio staff.
- Projects should use Unity3D or Unreal Engine (or other appropriate software) to create three-dimensional spaces and assets for a virtual installation where viewers can use immersive technologies (VR/AR/XR) to consider the possible futures of the earth, utopian or dystopian. These installations will be part of the Virtual Climates Showcase in Spring 2021 at the Charles Library.
- The final showcase will include the awarding of prizes up to $1000 in Spring 2021.
Project Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2020
Applicants are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you are seeking collaborators to work on this project.
Proposals should be maximum 500 words plus an optional portfolio demonstrating previous work. Applications should include:
1) Description of project with a tentative timeline and plan for work;
2) Description of the team that makes clear the existing skill set and where they anticipate needing support from the LCDSS or CHAT;
3) Applicants should include evidence of prior work in 3D modeling or plans to learn new skills to create the virtual environment. Images, maps, or other multimedia related to the proposed virtual climate are also encouraged. This can be in the format of an optional portfolio;
4) Budget requesting up to $250 to support project development.
Applications should be sent to email@example.com by April 15th.
Decisions will be made by the end of the spring semester and projects commence in summer and fall 2020.