Street Experiments: VR City Planning

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Thommy Eriksson developed CityAirSim, a VR application to teach high school students about the effects city planning has on air pollution through the study of street width and vegetation density, turning virtual street into a laboratory for students to change the city and see the effects on air pollution.

With a PhD in Applied IT, Thommy Eriksson, of CityAirSim, teaches and researches digital media and application in storytelling, teaching, and remote collaboration. His 2016 PhD thesis explored how virtual reality is represented in fiction, primarily science fiction feature films. He continues to research VR for education and for remote collaboration, and is studio director for the Kuggen Studio (student makerspace) and Kuggen Medialab (research lab).

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