April 22, 2010

Back by popular demand, Research Computing hosted “Kids on the Grid” as part of RIT’s Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day activities. The event was held on April 22, 2010 and co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Over two dozen children crowded the IT Collaboratory lounge to experience the RIT Global Collaboration Grid. Broadcasting live over the grid, children at RIT took the spotlight and interacted with children at NIH in Bethesda, MD.

The kids had full reign of the lounge equipped with four LCD screens and high quality cameras. Kids also created their own avatars using Logitech software.

The RIT Global Collaboration Grid is a live, interactive, multi-way video and audio system that creates one connected global community for teaching, research, music, medicine, and administration. The Grid extends off campus to Rochester General Health System, Gallaudet, Kosovo, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, as well as a virtual presence in the simulated world of Second Life.

For more information visit http://rc.rit.edu/collab-tech.html or contact Gurcharan.Khanna@rit.edu.

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