Connected Worlds: Understanding Sustainability Through Discovery and Play

Stephen Uzzo

Cyberlearning DIP Project: Interaction Research in Complex Informal Learning Environments. Groups of museum visitors are able to formulate common goals, take on different roles and responsibilities and solve problems while exploring issues of sustainability within the context of imaginative, immersive worlds. By interfacing gesture and location tracking technologies to computer animation and environmental models, “Connected Worlds” helps visitors to the New York Hall of Science notice connections and build understandings of complex systems. This experience serves as a cyberlearning platform to elicit systems thinking, elucidate complex sustainability ideas, and allow learning scientists to study how people interact and cooperate in live, technology-mediated spaces.