Imaginarium

Deakin is building an Imaginarium at its Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus to provide students with an immersive and collaborative learning environment.

The Imaginarium will support a new teaching methodology for the Faculty of Arts and Education – iSee. It's a technology-rich learning space that allows students to be immersed into endless environments, conditions and eras. With visual and audio simulations, students can be transported to another time and place to learn, engage and research.

Expected to be operational by Trimester 1 2020, the Imaginarium will enable global collaboration and connectivity, immersive experiences and exploration.

Download the Imaginarium project fact sheet for more information



Project summary

Status

Construction

Project manager

Mariska Cornelius
Infrastructure and Property Group
+61 3 924 46263 imaginarium@deakin.edu.au

Completion date

Trimester 1 2020




See, think, learn, act

The Imaginarium is a 75m2 circular flexible teaching space with projectors mounted on to the ceiling to project 360 degree images, and high quality visual simulations on to the walls.

It's being built to facilitate the delivery of immersive curriculum and pedagogy for the Faculty of Arts and Education, and also includes the construction of:

  • a Tool Room for content creation featuring high-tech equipment and specialist teaching staff to service and operate the daily functions of the Imaginarium
  • a Think Tank; a multi-functional 75m2 space predominantly designed for interactive collaboration to support Imaginarium experiences – it will include writable surfaces, adjustable furniture configurations and mobile video conferencing capabilities
  • Informal Learning Spaces, which are critical to support the use of the Imaginarium, and provide a flexible, yet designated area for Arts and Education students to engage.

Location

The Imaginarium will be located on the southern side of the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus in Building IC, Level 1.