On March 10 the inauguration of the Samsung Media Innovation Lab for Education (S.M.I.L.E.) and the opening of the Center for Applied Game Research’s CEAGAR Game Lab at Medialogy at AAU CPH took place.
The new labs facilitate plenty of different activities, and it is possible to experience the latest technological advances. SMILE and the CEAGAR Game Lab will accelerate the development of innovative computational media content with a purpose by educating the next generation of mediatech-, storyworld- and game-developers while addressing future challenges of mediatech and society.
40 game researchers from AAU and other Danish and foreign universities are affiliated to the new Center for Applied Game Research, and with this new lab they have, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture, Design, and Media Technology on AAU, developed a new kind of cooperation with the corporate world, cultural life, educational institutions, and the media- and gaming industry.
Samsung has sponsored the ultramodern equipment for SMILE. The lab makes it possible to work with nine 55” screens, which are placed on a 3 x 3 video wall, a panorama set-up with five 65” curved screens. In addition, it is possible for students and employees to book tablets, Gear VR Virtual Reality headsets with Galaxy S7 smartphones, Gear 360 cameras, smartwatches, Mirror displays, and more screens that are optimal for gaming. SMILE will thus create a new kind of cooperation and new opportunities, as Samsung’s state-of-the-art media technology will be a great tool for students, teachers and researchers on AAU in their process of solving technological-, educational-, and socially relevant challenges in the future.