Intro to Urban Tech & Virtual Reality
Living, working and learning in the city are often times completely different things that we compartmentalize into different discussions. With regards to technology and understanding how things work though, each action is connected through a series of systems. Those systems form the backbone of cities such as New York and are driven in part by how well its infrastructure functions as a whole, rather than as individual parts. Although we may benefit from its successful operation each day, we probably don’t think about how the machinery works or what happens when something goes wrong. Furthermore, it’s highly unlikely that the average person will ask, “what’s next,” as most people are preoccupied by their own issues.
Our Live Tech in the City tour combines this knowledge bridge on how these systems function with practical applications that we can access through our experiences. Student group participants uncover what it takes to run important structures within municipal and manufacturing complexes as well as discover new technologies that allow you to see & experience other mediums of interaction.
Our tech and innovation tours are based the core belief that students need to experience the most meaningful life lessons rather than learn them through textbooks or online articles.
We accomplish this in the following ways:
- We actively build each program to suit the need and interests of each group.
- We start with a basic framework and apply different applications of technology through site visits, explorations, activities and workshops to develop a well-rounded perspective.
- Unique to our student tours is our leadership module, which is incorporated into each aspect of the program. We help energize your group by applying frameworks that allow each student to question and discover what aspects of technology are they most interested in. We then work together as a group to help apply the lessons learned at each location to develop a “mini-roadmap” towards their potential career interest. This module takes place before and after each session and during the group’s transit time between locations aboard your vehicle (chartered bus or van preferred).
Our hands-on, hybrid learning perspective allows each student the opportunity to not only experience technology but learn how to apply what they learn to their own lives.
Students will experience two sides of technology through our Live Tech in the City of NYC Tours:
INFRASTRUCTURE: Explore a former industrial district turned innovation center, learning about the systems and machinery required to operate daily operations. Students will leave an appreciation of how technology has shaped and will continue to shape the future of the city through their visit.
VIRTUAL REALITY: Learn about the origins and applications of Virtual Reality and how this technology is being used in our world today Following the lesson, students will have the opportunity to test the technology themselves through interactive activities.
For more information about this program and to request your own private group tour please complete the form below: