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New 3D interactive software unravels ‘fabric of life’
Dynamic new interactive technology which visualises the 3D structures inside DNA has been launched by a team of computational artists, game developers and scientists, working together to help the public better understand the cause of diseases. CSynth is a software platform created by researchers at Goldsmiths, University of London and Oxford University. Described by its …

2018 Virtual Reality Student Projects
Virtual Reality is a big part of what we do at Goldsmiths Computing. Our research in VR ranges from visual art to bioscience and medical education. We have developed a worldwide online course on VR and this autumn we will be launching our new Masters in Virtual & Augmented Reality. VR is also popular with our undergraduate students. Last …

Sign language glove wins Santander award
A smart glove designed by a Goldsmiths, University of London student has received a top prize at Santander’s annual ceremony for student entrepreneurs. BrightSign Glove, which translates hand gestures into speech and text, won the People’s Choice audience vote at the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards. Hadeel Ayoub, PhD candidate in the Department of Computing, began developing …

Is Virtual Reality the future of education?
Dr Marco Gillies, Reader in Computing at Goldsmiths, gave a talk at the Virtual and Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Conference, that explained how virtual reality, and particularly interactive virtual characters, could enable us to learn the kinds of social skills that we need for work. These are the kinds …

MOOCs give taster to pioneering Computer Science degree
Academics from Goldsmiths, University of London have created two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to give students a taste of a pioneering web-based degree in Computer Science. The two Moocs, entitled Introduction to Computer Programming and How Computers Work, are now available to students all over the world. Delivered by online learning platform Coursera, …